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Man finds $20, plays lottery and wins $1 million

One very lucky guy.

An artist's impression of Hubert Tang.
An artist's impression of Hubert Tang.
Image: Shutterstock/Minerva Studio

A MAN FROM San Francisco won $1 million (€885,000) in the California Lottery after buying a winning ticket with money he found at the airport.

The California Lottery said Hubert Tang had not bought a lottery ticket in ten years.

When he found a $20 bill (€17.70) on the street outside San Francisco International Airport last week, he used it to buy two scratch cards at a market in Millbrae.

One of them led to the $1 million top prize.

He told the California Lottery that he was in shock when he won.

“I scratched the ticket outside of the store. I told my friend who I was with that I didn’t know if it was real but, ‘I think I just won a million dollars’,” Tang said in a statement.

Tang, who works as a bartender, plans to save the money for now. Lottery officials said the shop who sold the ticket will receive a $5,000 (€4,400) bonus.

Tang says he may begin leaving $20 bills on the street in random places to spread his good fortune.

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