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Man with poor vision mistakenly buys winning lottery tickets after forgetting his eyeglasses at home

By Mason White 3:58 PM June 30, 2015
Bob Sabo showing off his winnings 

By: Feng Qian
(Scroll down for video) A man won a large amount of money thanks to his poor vision, lottery officials in Connecticut said.

Rather than waiting in the customer service line at the Super Stop & Shop in Fairfield, Bob Sabo of Easton, decided to do something he had never done before.

He bought his lottery tickets from a nearby instant ticket vending machine.

It was a spur of the moment decision that paid Sabo off handsomely, with a $30,000 top prize winning ticket.

“I bought the winning ticket by accident. I meant to buy two $20 tickets, but I didn’t have my glasses on,” Sabo told lottery officials with a laugh.

“Instead, I bought a ‘30X Cash’ ticket for $30 by mistake, which left me with $10 to buy another ticket. When I got home and scratched the 30X ticket, I couldn’t believe it. I won $30,000. Winning the way I did was a very freaky thing,” he said.

Super Stop & Shop #653, located at 760 Villa Avenue in Fairfield, will receive a $300 check from the CT Lottery for selling Sabo his $30,000 top prize winning ticket.