One particular car burglar was so absent-minded that he/ she missed the chance to steal a winning $1,000,000 lottery ticket from the victim’s vehicle.
If you had to break into other people’s cars for a living, you would probably be able to spot the most valuable thing in the car in no time. Well, that’s not exactly what happened with this particular burglar.
According to official reports, a couple from Seattle, Washington, US, realized they had won $1,000,000 from the Powerball lottery after a burglar broke into their car. The thief in question stole only a pair of sunglasses from the vehicle, because he/ she was too neglectful to see that there was a lottery ticket lying underneath the said sunglasses. The burglar ran off with the glasses only and shortly after the accident the couple learned that the lottery ticket in their car had brought them a million dollars from the Powerball lottery.
The two Seattle residents, who decided to stay anonymous, had bought the ticket from a Seattle Imam’s store earlier this year. They had missed out the whopping $350 million jackpot, so they had just placed the ticket in their vehicle without even bothering themselves to check the numbers printed on the ticket. As it turned out, they had indeed won a second prize from the Powerball lottery – $1,000,000. The couple checked the ticket’s numbers after the burglar broke into their car earlier in May this year. They gushed on how they were going to be vacationing in Iceland and Paris later this year and how they were going to use the rest of the money to fix and upgrade their home.
On the other hand, the absent-minded burglar ran away only with a pair of sunglasses.