HINGHAM, Mass. (AP) — A Rockland man busted for speeding through Hingham had a pretty good excuse when he was pulled over — he’d just won a big prize playing the lottery and was on his way to collect his cash.
It turns out Thursday was 22-year-old Scott Lowe‘s lucky day in more ways than one. The officer who pulled him over issued a verbal warning and urged him to drive safely.
Lowe told the officer he was speeding because he had won $50,000 on a scratch-off ticket and was on his way to Massachusetts State Lottery headquarters in Braintree to collect his winnings.
WCVB-TV reports that police say Lowe was shaking, and showed the officer his winning ticket.
After the warning, he went on his way and claimed his prize.