California Woman Wins $14 Million by Mistake
After accidentally overpaying for her regular two tickets on Thursday, Thuan Le of Mission Viejo, Calif. is probably happy about her mistake – her last $1 ticket won a $14 million SuperLotto Plus jackpot.
She bought the tickets from a self-service Lotto machine in her local CVS Pharmacy. Le normally spends $5 – $4 of Powerball and $1 for a SuperLotto Plus ticket.
On her sixth dollar, Le matched the five winning numbers 5,33, 25, 46, 32 and the Mega number 26.
In a press release, the California Lottery described Le as “very excitable” and said she ran screaming from the store after realizing she’d won.
A single mother of four boys, Le plans to use her winnings to travel, buy a house, and visit her parents in Vietnam, according to the California Lottery.
Another ticket sold in Canoga Park, Calif. matched all five numbers, but not the Mega number. The prize for that ticket, which has yet to be claimed, is $47,802.