Man wins $1 million after someone cuts in front of him in queue

Patience certainly paid off in this situation!

Man wins $1 million after someone cuts in front of him in queue

Have you ever been in such a rush you've cut the queue in a shop just so you can get out a little faster? Well maybe next time you should consider waiting, it could pay off!

It certainly did for one New Zealand man, who is now $1 million (£565,221) richer thanks to karma and just a little bit of patience.

The man, who wants to remain anonymous, was waiting in line at the Pak 'n Save store in Papa Moa to buy a lotto ticket, when someone cut in front of him.

He told the New Zealand Herald: "I wasn't in a hurry, so I just let them go ahead and didn't say anything."

He added: "I guess good karma pays off."

The man ended up being handed the $1 million winning lottery ticket.

The man didn't even realise he'd won the jackpot initially, he told the Herald it took him a few days to check the ticket.

He said: "I had a bit of time before work, so jumped online and checked the numbers on MyLotto - it didn't take long to realise that I had all the numbers."

"My mind went blank and I wasn't thinking properly, so I just went to work as usual."

He told the paper that he's not quite sure yet what he's going to do with the winnings but he and his wife are thrilled with their good fortune and patience is truly a virtue!

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