A Rockland, Massachusetts 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 that that 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 instead of a ticket, 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 lottery winnings.

WCVB-TV reported that police said Lowe was shaking, and showed the officer his winning ticket. After the warning, Lowe went on his way– at the speed limit – and claimed his prize.