Uber driver tipped with lottery ticket. Wins $140,000

An Uber driver in Denver, Colorado has had a pretty good week so far.

A random tip from a passenger let to a series of events which resulted in the Uber driver winning a staggering $140,000 cash prize.

According to KDVR, the man was given a $5 Super Special Ultimate Bingo scratch ticket, which resulted in a $30 prize.

Figuring that he was on a roll, the driver then bought a few more tickets. As luck would have it, he won again. Then again. Making a little bit more each time.

I kept winning these smaller amounts and just kept rolling it over and over into more tickets,” the anonymous driver told the US Lottery.

Fox Denver added:

After six weeks of ticket scratching, he picked up the top-prize winning scratch ticket from a Centennial store on Wednesday.

He went to the Denver claims office on Thursday to collect his prize money.

He said he will give a large portion of the winnings to his parents, who have helped him financially a number of times.

He also told the Lottery that he plans to “soup up” his car and continue driving for Uber.

He said he had driven the passenger who gave him the ticket a number of times, but has not been able to track him down to tell him about the win.

Colin J McCracken

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