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Lottery Scratcher forgotten in car wins man $600,000

Perry Sing won $600,000 from a “Set for Life” California Lottery Scratcher, but not before leaving the unscratched ticket forgotten in his car for several weeks.
Perry Sing won $600,000 from a “Set for Life” California Lottery Scratcher, but not before leaving the unscratched ticket forgotten in his car for several weeks. California Lottery

Perry Sing doesn’t normally play the California Lottery. But on a visit to Big Bear Lake in Southern California, he bought some Scratchers on a whim.

Then he tossed them in his car and forgot about them for several weeks, reported the California Lottery.

Sing eventually rediscovered the tickets and started scratching a $1 “Set for Life” ticket.

“I saw ‘Life’ on the first ticket I scratched off and thought, ‘This can’t be right,’ ” Sing said. He’d just won $600,000.

Sing did some research online and visited a local store to verify the winning ticket.

“I took my ticket and walked out,” he said. “I just tried to stay calm. Once I got in the car, I got excited.”

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