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New Zealand man wins $1M lottery after someone cut him in line

Jan. 13, 2016: A Powerball sign shows $999 million outside a corner corner store in San Diego.

Jan. 13, 2016: A Powerball sign shows $999 million outside a corner corner store in San Diego.  (Reuters)

A patient New Zealand Lotto player bagged a cool $1 million – all thanks to a pushy patron who decided to cut him in line.

On his way home from work, the Lotto player, who wished to remain anonymous, purchased a ticket from Pak N Save Papamoa, the New Zealand Herald reports.

While waiting in line, the man explained another customer decided to skip ahead and grab a ticket.

“I was waiting in line at the Lotto shop and a customer nipped in front of me,” the Lotto winner said in a statement released by Lotto New Zealand. “I wasn’t in any hurry, so I just let them go ahead and didn’t say anything. I guess good karma pays off.”

The winner and his wife plan to buy a house with their earnings.

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