A San Francisco Bay Area man won $1 million in the California Lottery after buying a winning ticket with money he found at the airport. Hubert Tang had not bought a lottery ticket in 10 years, but when he found a $20 bill on the street outside San Francisco International Airport last week, he used it to buy two scratch-off tickets at a market in Millbrae, the California Lottery said yesterday. One of those tickets led to the $1 million top prize. "I scratched the ticket outside of the store. 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 said in a statement.
He also has a second chance to win up to $25,000 for the other ticket he purchased that was not a winner. (As the California Lottery explains in a press release, all non-winning "scratcher" tickets can be entered into a weekly drawing for a chance to win additional prize money.) Lottery officials said the store will receive a $5,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket last Wednesday. Tang, who works as a bartender, plans to save the money for now—but he says he may begin leaving $20 bills on the street in random places to spread his good fortune.