A Bay Area man who found a $20 bill on a street outside San Francisco International Airport used it to play the California lottery and won $1 million, a lottery spokesman said on Monday.
Hubert Tang used the lucky bill to buy two scratcher tickets at a store near the airport on Wednesday and won the top prize with one of them, lottery spokesman Greg Parashak said.
“I scratched the ticket outside of the store. I told my friend who I was with that I didn’t know if it was real but, ‘I think I just won a million dollars,'” Tang said, according to Parashak.
Tang, a bartender at the airport, had not played the lottery in about a decade before using the found money to buy two tickets, Parashak said.
Tang said he did not yet have plans for the money, but joked that he might use it to place $20 bills in random places for other lucky players to find, according to the lottery.
Fox News report slams homeless shelters as ‘the most dangerous places in the world’
Business anchor Charles Payne reported on Fox News on Monday about the dangers posed by homeless shelters, calling them "the most dangerous places in the world."
As part of a series of segments on the homeless population in the U.S., Payne slammed San Diego -- even though the city's homeless numbers have gone down.
"This feels like a cosmetic solution," Payne opined. "And I know homeless people, particularly in New York and they hate the shelters. Shelters, you get ripped off, you get beaten up."
"They are the most dangerous places in the world, a homeless shelter," the anchor added.
US Fed like a ‘stubborn child’: Trump
US President Donald Trump on Monday renewed his attacks on the Federal Reserve, saying the central bank's reluctance to cut interest rates was standing in the way of blowout economic expansion.
The Fed last week left benchmark US lending rates untouched but signaled it could ease them soon if the economic outlook deteriorates.
"Despite a Federal Reserve that doesn't know what it is doing... we are on course to have one of the best Months of June in US history," Trump tweeted, arguing that lower rates would have driven GDP growth rates as high as five percent.
Trump tells other countries to protect own Gulf shipping
President Donald Trump on Monday told other countries to protect their own Gulf oil shipments, declaring that the United States has only limited strategic interest in the "dangerous" region.
In a pair of tweets, Trump said US aims regarding Iran boil down to "No Nuclear Weapons and No Further Sponsoring of Terror."As for Iran's threats to shut sea lanes used to transport a large portion of the world's oil exports through the Persian Gulf, Washington is not concerned, Trump said.
Stating that the United States is now the world's biggest energy producer, thereby weaning itself off decades of dependence on Middle Eastern oil, Trump said "we don't even need to be there."