Man’s patience earns him $1 million
A patient New Zealand Lotto player bagged a cool $1 million — all thanks to a pushy patron who decided to cut him in line.
On his way home from work, the Lotto player, who wished to remain anonymous, purchased a ticket from Pak N Save Papamoa, the New Zealand Herald reports.
While waiting in line, the man explained another customer decided to skip ahead and grab a ticket.Europe's most wanted man shot dead by police near Barcelona
“I was waiting in line at the Lotto shop and a customer nipped in front of me,” the Lotto winner said in a statement released by Lotto New Zealand.
“I wasn’t in any hurry, so I just let them go ahead and didn’t say anything. I guess good karma pays off.”
After the lucky numbers were announced, it took the man a few days to realise he was the winner. After checking the winning numbers, he was so shocked that he forget to mention it to his wife.Deadly earthquake rocks Italy
“My mind went blank,” he said. “I wasn’t thinking properly, so I just put the ticket away and went to work as usual.”
The winner and his wife plan to buy a house with their earnings.