An East Providence man won more than 180-thousand dollars in lottery money, and the kicker is his son bought a ticket the same day and he won too.
It's a lucky streak for the father and son, both bought winning lottery tickets on the same day and now they're more than 180-thousand dollars richer
"It was just luck, spur of the moment luck and that was it,' said 23 year old Tony Galvao, "I bought two tickets. The first one I didn't win, but I had like a feeling in the pit of my stomach, and I scratched the second one."
Tony ended up winning a thousand bucks on that second ticket. And that was only the beginning. The next night, his mom shook him awake with more good news.
"She woke me up crying, just saying dad and crying, and my first thought was something is wrong with my dad, and so I run upstairs and he's just holding this ticket and pointing at the computer and crying, and I'm like what's going on," said Tony.
He thought his dad was having a heart attack, but as soon as he looked at the circles his dad made on the Wild Money ticket he knew why his dad was crying.
"I saw the numbers like five, fifteen, eighteen," said dad Antonio Galvao, "When I saw the 18, I said oh that's good I got 200 bucks, but then I checked 24, 25. I said oh my God, I hit the jackpot."
It was already midnight on Sunday when he found out, but Antonio called his family and friends not believing his family's new-found luck.
"Actually it was funny," said Antonio, "The Wild Money closes at 7 o'clock, and it was 6:58 when I purchased the ticket, so it was two minutes before the machine closed."
Antonio is convinced someone upstairs was giving his family a gift. Just last week, his wife paid for a lady's groceries who didn't have enough money for her bill.
"I think God said this time, because of the way you are, you deserve something," said Delia Galvao.
Antonio plans to save most of his winnings for his youngest daughter's college education, but he does plan to take his wife of 35 years on vacation.