Connecticut man forgets glasses, wins lottery

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Connecticut Man Forgets Glasses, Win Lottery


This is what we like to call blind luck.

Bob Sabo says he was too impatient to wait in line to buy a lottery ticket a Stop & Shop in Fairfield, Connecticut. Instead, he tried his luck with a vending machine for the first time -- and ended up with a $30,000 win all because he forgot his glasses.

Sabo says it was a complete accident.

"I meant to buy two $20 tickets, but I didn't have my glasses on. Instead, I bought a '30X Cash' ticket for $30 by mistake...When I got home and scratched the 30X ticket, I couldn't believe it—we won $30,000. Winning that way we did was a very freaky thing."

Accidents like these happen a lot more often than one might think.

In January, Richard Noll needed to break a $100 bill he had to pay for a sandwich with cash. He bought two $20 scratch tickets and ended up winning $10 million.

And last year, Thuan Le, a single mother of four in California, turned a $1 mistake into a $14 million win when she accidentally purchased an extra power ball ticket.

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