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Lotto Mistake Results In $14M Prize

A woman in California made a a little mistake when she chose her lottery ticket last week and it ended up winning her $14 million.

ABC reports that Thuan Le, a single mother with four sons, purchases her lottery ticket at CVS every Wednesday. Le usually spends five dollars, four on Powerball tickets and one on a SuperLotto Plus ticket. Last week, however, she accidentally put $6 into the machine.

Le decided to use her $1 dollar mistake to buy an extra SuperLotto Plus ticket. Well, turns out that she made a pretty good decision. Le just won $14 million.

The California Lottery writes on its website: “She accidentally put $6 in the self-service terminal and bought her tickets. When she realized she still had $1 in credit, she thought, ‘I might as well get another SuperLotto Plus ticket.’ That 6th ticket was the winner.”

According to a press release from the California lottery, Le was excited, really, really excited, when she realized that she won the lottery.

The press release reads: “When she ran her SuperLotto Plus ticket through the terminal and realized she had won a $14 million jackpot, she ran screaming out of the store! Luckily, Le received the information on how to claim her ticket and went to the California Lottery’s Santa Ana District Office to do just that.”

Le said that she’s going to use her money to buy a new house and travel to Vietnam with her parents.

The CVS where Le purchased her ticket will get about $70,000 from the California lottery.