Man Wins $1 Million Lottery Jackpot After Someone Cut Ahead of Him in Line

Man Wins Lottery After Stranger Cuts in Line

If someone cuts ahead of you in line, there's always the question of how to deal with it. Well, one man in Florida shows that sometimes, taking the high road pays off. Stephen Munoz Espinoza was waiting to use the lottery ticket machine at the Publix in Delray Beach, when a stranger jumped in front of him, taking his spot. Esponiza made the split-second decision to purchase a scratcher from the counter instead, and was floored when it revealed to be a winning ticket worth $1 million.

The 500X THE CASH Scratch-Off game has a 1-in-4.50 odds of winning, with the top prize being $25 million. Each ticket costs $50. “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,” Espinoza recalls. “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!”

Espinoza opted to receive his winnings in one lump-sum, which comes out to $820,000. He plans on putting the funds towards a new house for his wife and family. The local supermarket where the Espinoza purchased the ticket will also receive a $2,000 bonus commission. It's amazing how patience pays off!

After a stranger jumped ahead of him in line, Florida resident Stephen Munoz Espinoza bought a winning lottery ticket worth $1 million.

h/t: [Upworthy]

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Margherita Cole

Margherita Cole is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met and illustrator based in Southern California. She holds a BA in Art History with a minor in Studio Art from Wofford College, and an MA in Illustration: Authorial Practice from Falmouth University in the UK. She wrote and illustrated an instructional art book about how to draw cartoons titled 'Cartooning Made Easy: Circle, Triangle, Square' that was published by Walter Foster in 2022.
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