Thief steals cheap sunglasses, unknowingly leaves behind $1 million

SEATTLE -- Among a list of things you shouldn't leave in your car, a winning lottery ticket tops the charts.

Thankfully, for one Seattle couple, luck does strike twice.

According to the Washington Lottery, the couple left a $1 million winning Powerball ticket in their car for three months before realizing it was a winner. The ticket, purchased from Iman's in the 2000 block of NW Market Street in February, sat idle in the car because the couple didn't realize one could win something other than the jackpot.

"We didn't even think about a second chance prize," the couple told the Washington Lottery.

Over the course of three months, someone even broke into the vehicle. However, all the thief stole was a pair of sunglasses.

Sunglasses, the couple said, that were sitting directly atop the winning lotto ticket.

"What a close call!" the couple said.

When they finally got around to checking the winning ticket on May 14, the couple realized their double-luck. Champagne was popped and Plans were quickly made.

"We're planning a trip to Paris and Iceland for this year," the couple said.

It just goes to show... some people are just lucky.