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California Bartender Wins $1 Million After Buying Lotto Ticket With Found Money

Hubert Tang rarely plays the lottery, but when he spotted $20 outside of an airport, he must have figured he was having a lucky day.
Image: Hubert Tang won LA lottery
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A California man who found a $20 bill multiplied his luck by 50,000 — using the cash to buy a lottery ticket that won him $1 million.

Hubert Tang said he hadn’t played the lottery in a decade. But when he found the cash outside the San Francisco airport, he decided to use it on two $10 scratch-off tickets, according to a statement from the California Lottery.

One of them hit the jackpot.

"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, a bartender, said in a statement provided by the California Lottery.

The store that sold the ticket, about five miles from the airport, will be awarded $5,000.

Tang told lottery officials he doesn't have any immediate plans to spend the money and will probably sock it away. But he does have an idea for a small portion of it.

“Maybe I’ll start leaving $20 bills on the street in random places,” he said.