Man wins $100,000 while waiting for tow truck

By Ben Hooper  |  Updated Oct. 11, 2017 at 2:07 PM
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Oct. 11 (UPI) -- A Virginia man waiting for a tow truck in his disabled vehicle had his fortunes reverse when he checked his Powerball numbers and found he won $100,000.

Serkan Sarikaya said he was sitting in his vehicle after a breakdown and decided to pass the time while waiting for a tow truck by checking the numbers on the Powerball ticket he bought for the Oct. 4 drawing.

Sarikaya discovered he had matched four out of five numbers plus the Powerball number, which normally would have earned him $50,000 if not for the extra dollar he spent on the Power Play multiplier.

"It's so exciting," Sarikaya said.

Sarikaya said the money will go toward paying bills -- and, presumably, repairs to his vehicle.

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