I suspect you may be looking for 'lit' or 'lighted'
Per the OED
to light on or upon (or of): to happen to come upon, chance upon; to meet with or discover, esp. unexpectedly or by accident; to come across, whether as the result of search or not.
They give the following examples:
1738 J. Wesley Wks. (1830) I. 38 I called at Alringham, and there lit upon a Quaker.
1867 E. A. Freeman Hist. Norman Conquest (1876) I. 547 I have as yet only once lighted on the use of the word in the singular.
Some more recent citations from around the web:
Going over this old ground, she poked through the pile of papers she had brought with her to chaperone her during her dinner. There was the card for the children there were the lecture notes, there was the note she had written to Karel. She tore it up, and pushed the pieces into the folder. The folder was full of such scraps. Then, wavering, she lit upon another new postcard -
The Realms of Gold: A Novel
Margaret Drabble 2013.
And when I lit upon the moral philosophy of Immanuel Kant, I knew I
had found what I was searching for.
Mark D White Kantian Ethics and Economics Autonomy, Dignity and Character
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