Guy's Forgotten Glasses Accidentally Earn Him $30K

Bob Sabo hit the wrong button on the lottery machine—and the jackpot
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 30, 2015 9:09 AM CDT
Guy's Forgotten Glasses Accidentally Earn Him $30K
Sometimes leaving your glasses at home can be profitable.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – A man in southwestern Connecticut who mistakenly bought the wrong lottery ticket is $30,000 wealthier. Bob Sabo of Easton says he didn't want to wait in line to buy a lottery ticket at the Super Stop & Shop in Fairfield, so he decided to buy a ticket from a lottery vending machine—something he had previously never done.

As Sabo tells the lottery site, per the Connecticut Post: "I bought the [winning] ticket by accident. I meant to buy two $20 tickets, but I didn't have my glasses on. Instead, I bought a '30X Cash' ticket for $30 by mistake, which left me with $10 to buy another ticket. When I got home and scratched the 30X ticket, I couldn't believe it—we won $30,000. Winning that way we did was a very freaky thing." The store will receive $300 from CT Lottery for selling the winning ticket. (Read more Connecticut stories.)

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