California bartender turns $20 into $1m lottery win
A bartender from the Bay Area of California purchased a winning lottery ticket with $20 he found on the ground outside San Francisco International Airport, winning him the top prize of $1m.
Hubert Tang purchased his first two lottery tickets in ten years at Andrea’s Market in Millbrae, the California lottery said in a statement.
Tang said he was in shock upon discovering his success: “I told my friend who I was with that I didn’t know if it was real but, ‘I think I’ve just won a million dollars’.
“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 added that he may use some of the money to pay his good fortune forward.
He joked: “Maybe I’ll start leaving $20 bills on the street in random places.”
The market that sold Tang the winning ticket will receive a $5,000 bonus from the California State Lottery.