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Calif. man buys scratch game with $20 bill he found, wins $1 million

Aug 31, 2015, 9:15 am

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California Lottery

A man who won $1 million from the California Lottery on Wednesday in Millbrae paid for the winning Scratcher ticket using a $20 bill he found on the ground.

The lucky Bay Area man, Hubert Tang, found the $20 bill on a street outside of San Francisco International Airport on Wednesday. He then used it to purchase two $1,000,000 Jackpot! Scratchers tickets from Andrea's Market, located at 1601 El Camino Real in Millbrae.

Tang, who works as a bartender, said that he had not purchased a lottery ticket in 10 years.

"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.

Tang was in shock when he won and is still unsure about what he is going to do with his winnings.

"I haven't really thought about what I am going to do with the money. For now I am just going to put it in savings," Tang said.

"Maybe I'll start leaving $20 bills on the street in random places," he said jokingly.

Andrea's Market, where he bought the ticket, wins as well, as it receives a $5,000 bonus just for selling the winning ticket.

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Thanks to Sandia and Steve for the tip.

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