Antulio Mazariegos, of Southern California, purchased his latest winning California Lottery ticket from Liquor Bank in Lake Balboa, garnering him a $5 million prize, state lottery officials announced on Friday.
He told KTLA that the store only had three California Black Premium Scratchers, which sell for $10 each, so he decided to buy all of them.
Antulio Mazariegos of Southern California, has won more than $6million in prizes from four different lottery tickets within five months
Mazareigos said Liquor Bank had three California Black Premium Scratchers, which sell for $10 each, so he decided to buy all of them – winning $5million, $1,000 and $600
But that wasn’t the only winning ticket the long-time lottery player was holding, according to KTLA.
He decided to try his luck again and turned in two more tickets during that same visit to Liquor Bank.
According to a release from the California Lottery, Mazariegos was declared a winner once more – taking in $1,000 and $600 respectively.
Mazariegos’s first big win came in November when he bought a scratchers ticket at USA Donuts in Panorama City and claimed $1million in prizes.
Mazariegos told lottery officials that he can’t pinpoint the reason for his luck and says he just enjoys playing the game.
Social media users took to Facebook to congratulate Mazariegos on his winnings and express awe at his luck.
Mazariegos’s first big win came in November when he bought a scratchers ticket at USA Donuts in Panorama City and claimed $1 million in prizes
Unclaimed prizes from the California State Lottery remaining after the claim period expires goes to supporting California’s public schools
‘Is he married? Asking for a friend,’ one user wrote.
‘So happy for him…meanwhile I need to decide between buying name brand cereal or the generic brand,’ said another.
One user joked: ‘Look at this guy. Winning at life, while I can’t even get 3 words in that stupid crossword puzzle.’
Launched in November 1984, the California State Lottery Act of 1984 was intended to provide more money to schools without imposing extra taxes.
Therefore, unclaimed prizes remaining after the claim period expires goes to supporting California’s public schools.
The California Lottery stated that at the end of the 2012-13 fiscal year, more than $770 million in unclaimed prizes were awarded to education.
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