Man wins $1m on lottery ticket after someone pushed in ahead of him in queue
Patience is a virtue
A Florida man has landed a big lottery win on a ticket that he only purchased after someone cut in ahead of him in the queue.
Stephen Munoz Espinoza struck gold, winning $1 million on a ticket after a rude stranger jumped ahead of him in line at a Florida grocery store.
Espinoza had just finished a day of work and was looking to buy a lottery ticket from the store's ticket machine.
But when another customer cut in front of him the 43-year-old decided to get a ticket from the counter inside Publix Super Market instead. He told Florida Lottery:
"It was the end of a long day, and I was tired. I stopped at Publix and was about to buy a ticket at the machine when a man cut right in front of me.
"Instead of saying something, I decided I'd just buy a ticket at the counter instead. I can't believe I won a million dollars!"
If you think patience doesn’t pay off, click the link to find out how Stephen Espinoza of #DelrayBeach managed to keep his cool and stroll out of Publix—a gentleman and a millionaire! 👉https://t.co/9AnhlP59Mv pic.twitter.com/3OplMJEF1H
— Florida Lottery (@floridalottery) January 25, 2023
Munoz Espinoza purchased his $50 ticket for a “500X The Cash” game — which has a top prize of $25 million. He chose the one-time, lump-sum payday which totalled $828,000.
He has said he plans to use the money to invest in a house for him and his family.
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