A Bay Area bartender won a million-dollar lottery prize recently with money he found near San Francisco International Airport, according to the California Lottery.
Hubert Tang found a $20 bill on a street outside of the airport on Wednesday. He then used the cash to purchase a pair of $1 million scratchers tickets at a market in nearby Millbrae, the state lottery said in a news release on Friday.
One of those tickets turned out to be worth $1 million, the game’s top prize.
Tang — who said he hadn’t played the lottery in 10 years — was stunned and in a state of disbelief when he won.
“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, according to the news release.
The lucky winner said he was unsure of what to do with his winnings.
“I haven’t really thought about what I am going to do with the money. For now I am just going to put it in savings,” he said.
The store that sold the winning ticket, Andrea’s Market, will receive a $5,000 bonus, according to state lottery officials.