April 17 (UPI) — A California man said some karma from a good deed might be responsible for netting him a $750,000 lottery jackpot — his second big win.
Michael Forsberg told California Lottery officials he handed $6 to a man who appeared “down on his luck” before going into a Ridgecrest mini mart to buy a California Gold Scratchers ticket.
Forsberg returned to the store about an hour later to verify whether he was correct in thinking it was a $750,000 winner.
“I did not know if it was a real ticket or a joke or was I looking at it wrong?” Forsberg said.
He said the good karma from giving away $6 paid off in a big way.
“It’s unbelievable. I’m still nervous and shaking like a dog,” he said. “My dog came over wanting her treats. I showed her the ticket, but she didn’t care!”
Forsberg said this wasn’t his first brush with lottery luck — he collected a $10,000 prize about seven years ago.
“I call this an impossible dream, even though I knew deep down inside I’d win … someday. It’s going to solve a lot of things. Paying off everything will be great,” Forsberg said. “It’s just too bad it’s not seven hundred fifty million dollars. Maybe I should try again!”