Mother of Four Accidentally Buys $14 Million Winning Lotto Ticket

By Samantha Tata
|  Wednesday, Jul 17, 2013  |  Updated 1:17 PM PDT
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Mother of Four Accidentally Buys $14 Million Winning Lotto Ticket

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Accidentally spending $1 more than usual on Lotto Tickets paid off for a single mother of four in Southern California to the tune of $14 million.

Thuan Le bought her winning SuperLotto Plus last week at a Mission Viejo CVS (map), where she typically buys $4 worth of Powerball tickets and $1 on a SuperLotto Plus ticket.

When Le noticed she accidentally put $6 into the self-service machine, she took her chances on an extra – would-be winning – SuperLotto Plus ticket.

Le checked the winning ticket with her friend. After ticking off the matching numbers one by one, Le was so excited, she ran screaming from the store, according to a news release from California Lottery.

A single mother of four sons, Le said she plans to use her winnings to buy a house, travel and visit her parents in Vietnam.

One of Le’s sons thought his mother was kidding when she called, exuberant to share the news.

"We thought she was joking," her son told Lotto officials, "but we thought would she really joke like this? My older brother said, 'yes, she would.'"

Le’s lucky numbers were 5, 33, 25, 46, 32, and the Mega number 26. CVS Pharmacy will receive a bonus of one half percent, or $70,000, for selling the winning ticket.

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