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Lottery-winning deputies going to Disneyland

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MARIN COUNTY, Calif. — Two cohabiting Marin County sheriff's deputies are sporting ear-to-ear grins because they're California's newest multimillionaires.

Brian Cabaud, 31, and 24-year-old Anneliese Hansen, who goes by Liese, aren't chasing crooks these days. They're taking some time off, contemplating what life will be like now that they are $75 million richer, thanks to the Mega Millions lottery.

The California winning ticket is one of three tickets to split a $225 million Mega Millions jackpot drawn on May 1.

"It's very surreal," Cabaud said as he and Hansen, in street clothes and flip-flops, met with reporters Tuesday at the California Lottery's district office in Hayward.

Asked what the couple would do now, Cabaud said, "Think, really. It's very new and overwhelming, and we just really haven't had any time to make any decisions."

Hansen said, "We're still waiting for them to say, you know, 'Joke's on you.' "

One thing they do know is that they'll be going to Disneyland, which they haven't visited since they were kids. They want to tackle the Space Mountain ride. And Hansen intends to trade in her 1996 Toyota Camry for a Volvo.

On a more serious note, Cabaud said he plans to donate money to the families of the four Oakland police officers who were shot and killed by a parolee on March 21.

Both Cabaud and Hansen are Marin County natives. He is a four-year veteran with the Sheriff's Department who previously worked as a mechanic at General Motors dealerships and drove ambulances; she has been a deputy for 2 1/2 years. Cabaud won a department lifesaving medal for his May 2008 rescue of a 77-year-old woman who fell into a canal in Bel Marin Keys.

The couple said they have not discussed their future with Sheriff Robert Doyle. But Cabaud said, "We go to work, and we're at work. We devote ourselves to work. And then when we get home, we're off, and that's our life, you know? And I don't think that's really going to change."

Cabaud bought the couple's ticket during his lunch break Friday at the Strawberry Chevron on Redwood Highway in Mill Valley. He was heading to work at the Marin City substation on Saturday when a co-worker asked him, "Where's your ticket?"

Cabaud found it and realized he had the winning numbers: 9, 16, 24, 40, 43 and the mega number 35. He called Hansen, who was on patrol and thought he was joking.

The deputies live in a town outside Marin County, which they declined to name. Asked to specify their relationship, Hansen joked that Cabaud was her mechanic.

Hansen was working in the jail when she first spotted Cabaud. "He just had this goofy smile to him," she said, "and I'll never forget that day."

San Francisco Chronicle, Lottery Post Staff

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wizeguy's avatar - animaniacs04

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Posted: May 7, 2009, 11:25 am - IP Logged

Congrats to the lucky pair!

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    Posted: May 7, 2009, 2:39 pm - IP Logged

    Twitch why do I see a finacial train wreck in thar future

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      Posted: May 7, 2009, 3:31 pm - IP Logged

      I wonder how many of his former friends as the Sherriff's Department are going to claim they were suppossed to be part of a "pool agreement"??  I'm guessing these folks are going to be facing lawsuits when they get back to California.   If I were them I would stay in Florida and avoid all the HUGE tax burden of California.   Wonder how many of the people he works with are already planning to sue over the ticket.......Bet lawyers have already been contacted!!!  Good Luck guys!!

        ThatScaryChick's avatar - x1MqPuM
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        Posted: May 7, 2009, 5:10 pm - IP Logged

        Congrats to them!

        "No one remembers the person who almost climbed the mountain, only the person who eventually gets to the top."

          konane's avatar - wallace
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          Posted: May 7, 2009, 5:40 pm - IP Logged

          Congrats to them, wish them much good luck!!!!  Party

          Good luck to everyone!

            Piaceri's avatar - sarsony1
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            Posted: May 7, 2009, 7:27 pm - IP Logged

            Congrats! They seem like very nice people. May they make wise decisions for their future! 

             

            Woot! Par-tay at Disney! Woot! DancePartyDanceHurray!  White Bounce

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            singlewinnersinglewinnersinglewinner   

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              Posted: May 7, 2009, 7:45 pm - IP Logged

              Good 4 them!  Being officers they know how to protect themselves from intruders and the like.  I love it when hard working regular folks that truly need it win.  We all know that cops make no money and put their lives on the line for us everyday.  May God continue to Bless them.


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                Posted: May 7, 2009, 8:32 pm - IP Logged

                I wonder how many of his former friends as the Sherriff's Department are going to claim they were suppossed to be part of a "pool agreement"??  I'm guessing these folks are going to be facing lawsuits when they get back to California.   If I were them I would stay in Florida and avoid all the HUGE tax burden of California.   Wonder how many of the people he works with are already planning to sue over the ticket.......Bet lawyers have already been contacted!!!  Good Luck guys!!

                Florida?Where does it say they are going to Florida?

                They said they are going to Disneyland.Thats in southern California.Disney World is in Florida.

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                  Posted: May 7, 2009, 8:43 pm - IP Logged

                  Congratulations to them. Thumbs Up

                  "I firmly believe that any man's finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is the moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle-victorious."
                  - Vince Lombardi

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                    Posted: May 7, 2009, 10:15 pm - IP Logged

                    On the thread about an 82 year old Washington DC winner of a powerball jackpot, somebody here said something like "only old people win" I hope this thread of the young California couple will convince him otherwise.

                    The good man will donate money to the families of the Oakland Policemen who died in March. I like that.


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                      Posted: May 7, 2009, 11:11 pm - IP Logged

                      It was me who said that. I guess I was wrong. Luck can come to anybody.

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                        Posted: May 8, 2009, 6:32 am - IP Logged

                        Stupid question but how many quick picks did this man buy?

                        The MegaMillions will hit...it will be me...this you heard here first

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                          Posted: May 8, 2009, 6:18 pm - IP Logged

                          Florida?Where does it say they are going to Florida?

                          They said they are going to Disneyland.Thats in southern California.Disney World is in Florida.

                          My bad..I guess my thinking is too "East Coast" centric...LOL....Thanks for the Disney Land/World info....California still has way too many taxes for my taste!  Hope these two enjoy their prize.....

                            JackpotWanna's avatar - squiz

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                            Posted: May 13, 2009, 12:26 pm - IP Logged

                            I bet no one would dare bother them. WTG to the happy couple.

                             

                            "Two cohabiting Marin County sheriff's deputies are sporting ear-to-ear grins because they're California's newest multimillionaires."