Uber Driver Wins $140,000 After Passenger Tips Him With Lottery Ticket

Colorado Lottery
Colorado Lottery

He kept buying the same type of ticket after that.

A Colorado Uber driver received a tip from a passenger that eventually landed him $140,000.

The man, identified as James P., said a rider gave him a $5 Super Special Ultimate Bingo Scratch ticket. He won $30 from that first ticket and used it to buy six more of the same kind.

He told the lottery he kept winning small amounts and “just kept rolling it over and over into more tickets.”

Eventually, it paid off.

Six weeks later, he bought the winning ticket which earned him a $140,000 prize.

The Colorado man said he plans to give his parents some of his winnings but also wants to use some of the money to fix up his car, he added.

James said he has driven the passenger who gave him the initial ticket multiple times, but hasn't seen him since the win.

“I haven’t been able to find him yet and tell him about this, but I hope I do," James said.