A single mother of four has won the $14 million lottery from a $1 million mistake. Thuan Le from Santa Ana, California went to CVS last Wednesday to purchase $4 of Powerball tickets and a $1 SuperLotto Plus ticket. By mistake, Le put $6 in the machine, reported ABC News. With the extra $1 she bought an extra SuperLottoPlus ticket that turned her into a millionaire.
"This morning, when her friend asked if she had checked her tickets yet, she replied she hadn't, so the friend went to get the winning numbers. When she returned with them and they all matched, Le rushed over to check for herself. Shortly after that is when she left screaming. Le called her sons and one of them came over to take her to claim her prize," says a press release on California Lottery's website.
"We thought she was joking," her son told California Lottery officials. "But we thought would she really joke like this? My older brother said, 'Yes, she would.'"
When she realized that she won she went to the California Lottery's office in Santa Ana to claim the winnings. She chose not to have her photo or other information released.
NBC News reported that the single mother of four sons plans to use her winnings to buy a house, travel and visit her parents in Vietnam.
"She is also very excitable. In fact, when she ran her SuperLotto Plus ticket through the terminal and realized she had won a $14 million jackpot, she ran screaming out of the store," said a release from California Lottery.
Le's numbers were 5, 33, 25, 46, 32, and the Mega number 26. CVS Pharmacy will also receive a bonus of one half percent, or $70,000, because they sold the winning ticket. The CVS was at Santa Margarita Parkway in Mission Viejo (Orange County).
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