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Single mom in California wins $14 million lottery

Thuan Le, of Santa Ana, California, says a simple mistake purchasing her usual lottery ticket won her $14 million.

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Thuan Le, mother of four boys, plans to use her winnings to buy a house, travel, and visit her parents in Vietnam with her $14 million lottery winnings. (Kevork Djansezian/AFP/Getty Images)

A single mother in California turned a simple mistake into a $14 million lottery win. 

Thuan Le, of Santa Ana, California, went to her local CVS last Wednesday to buy $4 worth of Powerball tickets and a $1 SuperLotto Plus ticket as she always does, but mistakenly slipped an extra dollar into the self-service Lotto machine, ABC News reported.

With the extra $1, the mother of four boys bought a SuperLotto Plus ticket.

It turned out to hold the winning numbers in the April 24 draw, Fox News reported.

Lottery officials said Le ran screaming out of the store when she learned she had won.

“Thuan Le is a hardworking single mother of four sons,” according to a release from the California Lottery.

Le reportedly plans to buy a house, travel, and visit her parents in Vietnam with the proceeds, KRVN reported.

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