SEATTLE, May 28 (UPI) -- A Seattle couple said a burglar stole a pair of sunglasses from their car, but ignored something far more valuable -- a $1 million winning Powerball ticket.
The couple, who requested anonymity, said they forgot to check the numbers on their Powerball ticket after it failed to win the $350 million jackpot in February's drawing.
"We didn't even think about a second chance prize," the couple told Washington's Lottery officials. They said the ticket sat in their car for about three months.
"Someone broke into our car a few weeks ago and stole a pair of sunglasses," the couple said. "The stolen sunglasses were actually sitting atop the winning ticket. What a close call!"
The couple checked the numbers on the ticket May 14 and discovered they had won a $1 million second chance prize.
"Well, we already popped a bottle of champagne! We're also planning a trip to Paris and Iceland for this year. Other than that, I think we'll just take care of our house," the couple said.
The Seattle Imam's store that sold the ticket will receive a $10,000 selling bonus, the lottery said.
The burglar, meanwhile, will have to make do with a pair of used sunglasses.