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

  big win
   n.
  
      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 (18 March 2015) :

  big win
  
      An MIT term for a Good Thing or a lucky accident.
  
     [{Jargon File]
  
     (1996-03-06)
  

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