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Single mom's lottery mistake nets $14M

Published On: May 07 2013 09:25:18 AM CDT   Updated On: May 07 2013 09:37:35 AM CDT
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She bought one too many lottery tickets, and now a single mom in California is $14 million richer.

Thuan Le, of Santa Ana, Calif., went to her local drug store last Wednesday, as she does every week, to buy $5 in lottery tickets, ABC News reported.

But instead of depositing $5, Le accidentally put in $6 and purchased an extra SuperLotto Plus ticket.

The next day, that ticket made her a multi-millionaire, according to Fox News.

A single mom of four sons, Le apparently ran screaming out of the store when she ran her SuperLotto Plus ticket through the terminal and realized she had won the $14 million jackpot, California lottery officials said.

"We thought she was joking," her son told California Lottery officials, according to ABC.  "But we thought, 'Would she really joke like this?'"

Le plans to use the money to buy a house, travel and visit her parents in Vietnam.


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