Lucky Uber Driver Wins $140,000 After Passenger Gave Him Scratch Ticket As A Tip

Posted by Sughra Hafeez in Feel Good On 4th May 2018

An Uber driver received a scratch ticket resulted from passenger which resulted in winning a staggering $140,000 cash prize.

Tip from passenger

A passenger gave Uber driver $5 Super Special Ultimate Bingo Scratch ticket as a tip which he won $30 from and invested that money into six more tickets.

The man, identified only as James P. by the Colorado Lottery, said:

"I kept winning these smaller amounts and just kept rolling it over and over into more tickets. I thought to myself, I'm never going to hit the end of these tickets, It just kept going and going."

He kept winning

He kept winning small amounts that he spent on more Super Special Ultimate Bingo Scratch tickets.

He won a staggering $140,000

Six weeks later, James, of Lakewood, Co. purchased a winning scratcher worth $140,000.

He collected his money

He went to the Denver claims office on May 3 to collect his prize money.

He plans to "soup up" his car

James said he will use this money to upgrade his car so he can continue driving passengers. He said he will give a large portion of the winnings to his parents, who have helped him financially a number of times.

James hasn't been able to tell the passenger who gave him the initial ticket about his win.

"I very rarely get the same passenger multiple times, but I’d picked up this guy a few times. I haven’t been able to find him yet and tell him about this, but I hope I do," James said.

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