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Woman accidentally buys winning $14 million lotto ticket

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A single mother of four sons accidentally purchased an extra lottery ticket. Another dollar down the drain? Nope.

Thuan Le told NBCLosAngeles.com that she normally she buys $4 worth of Powerball tickets and one $1 SuperLotto Plus ticket.

This time, Le accidentally put an extra buck into the self-service machine, purchasing another SuperLotto Plus ticket.

It was—no doubt—the smartest mistake she ever made. NBCLosAngeles.com reports that Le plans to use the $14 million windfall to buy a home, travel and visit relatives in Vietnam.

One of her sons told Lotto officials that he and others thought Le was joking after she called to tell them the good news, according to ABC News.

"We thought she was joking," her son said, "but we thought, would she really joke like this? My older brother said, 'Yes, she would.'"

Le’s (very) lucky numbers were 5, 33, 25, 46 and 32. The Mega number was 26.

According to the California Lottery's official site, the odds of getting all five numbers and the Mega bonus number on the SuperLotto Plus are 1 in 41,416,353.

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