A thief in Seattle thought he was getting away with something good when he broke into a couple’s car and stole their sunglasses. What he probably didn’t realize, is that right underneath those shades was a winning lottery ticket valued at $1 million.
via WSB TV:
On May 14, they checked online and realized the Powerball ticket they bought in February and left in their car for months was actually worth $1 million. It was a second-chance prize for the Feb. 11th drawing, which had a jackpot of $350 million.
When they found out they had a winning ticket, they had to laugh because someone had broken into their car, swiping a pair of sunglasses but overlooking the winning ticket.
“Someone broke into our car a few weeks ago and stole a pair of sunglasses,” the couple told Lottery officials. “The stolen sunglasses were actually sitting atop the winning ticket. What a close call!”
The couple told the Washington Lottery they had not thought about a second-chance prize and were totally surprised by their sudden fortune.
They were surprised but quick to make plans.
“Well, we already popped a bottle of champagne! We’re also planning a trip to Paris and Iceland for this year. Other than that, I think we’ll just take care of our house.”
Good for them.