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 for big win
From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  big win
      1. [common] Major success.
      2. [MIT] Serendipity. ?Yes, those two physicists discovered
      high-temperature superconductivity in a batch of ceramic that had been
      prepared incorrectly according to their experimental schedule. Small
      mistake; big win!? See win big.

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  big win
      An MIT term for a Good Thing or a lucky accident.
     [{Jargon File]

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