Samuel Deleon Reyes of Providence, Rhode Island won the lottery last Wednesday . . . because of a piece of FRUIT.
He bought two tickets for the four-digit Daily Number from the Rhode Island State Lottery . . . and decided to play the SAME number on both of them.
He played the number 3107 . . . which he got from the supermarket price sticker on his ORANGE. (That's the code they enter at the register . . . since fruit doesn't have a price tag.)
Each ticket was worth $5,000 . . . so Samuel walked away with a check for $10,000. He's already spent the money on a trip to Puerto Rico.
ANOTHER lottery winner came forward last week who ALSO used a fruit sticker to pick his winning numbers. He won $2,604 . . . but they didn't give his name or say what type of fruit he used.