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California Lottery has Thanksgiving millionaire

California LotteryCalifornia Lottery: California Lottery has Thanksgiving millionaire

Regular customer bought $8 million lottery ticket at Daly City market, employees say

Someone was especially thankful this Thanksgiving: He won $8 million in Wednesday's California SuperLotto Plus drawing.

The winning ticket came out of Manila Oriental Market at 950 King Drive, California Lottery officials said. The ticket was the only one to match the right numbers — 41, 22, 43, 44, 15 and the Mega 14.

No one had claimed the prize as of Monday — the earliest the winner could do so given that state lottery offices were closed for the long Thanksgiving weekend, SuperLotto spokesman Alex Traverso said.

But Manila Oriental workers described the new multimillionaire as an elderly Filipino man who is a regular customer at the market — although they didn't know his name.

"I sold him the ticket Wednesday," employee Ingrid Yau said of the man, who bought $5 worth of Quick Pick random numbers.

"Thanksgiving in the morning, he came here and said, 'Thank you — I have money,'" Yau said. "He was very happy. I feel happy."

Stores that sell winning lottery tickets earn a small cut of the reward, and Manila Oriental Market will take in $40,000. This is the third time in as many years that the market has drawn a big lottery winner, store manager Chu Chu Lie said. The previous winners each took home a few hundred thousand dollars.

Last year, South San Francisco resident Lourdes Salinas drew the winning $38.5 million Mega Millions lottery ticket at the Pak N Save store in that city.

San Mateo County Times

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dphillips's avatar - littleuns
Albuquerque, New Mexico
United States
Member #5128
June 18, 2004
377 Posts
Posted: November 30, 2010, 6:31 am - IP Logged

 It is good and joyful to give thanks. Smiley

See Ya!-- Bye, bye!  When you win, may you glow as brightly as theSun Smiley

    dpoly1's avatar - driver
    United States
    Member #66141
    October 16, 2008
    1679 Posts
    Posted: November 30, 2010, 2:19 pm - IP Logged

    Good ..................

    we need more Millionaires !

    US Flag historical fact: lowering taxes on the "rich" brings more income into the Federal Treasury!

      sully16's avatar - sharan
      United States
      Member #81740
      October 28, 2009
      42115 Posts
      Posted: November 30, 2010, 2:50 pm - IP Logged

      wtg to the winner.... congrats..

      yes we need more millionaires, I would like to be one.

       HyperBe Happy.

        HaveABall's avatar - rocket

        United States
        Member #72448
        March 18, 2009
        1236 Posts
        Posted: November 30, 2010, 3:42 pm - IP Logged

        This person is now actually a lottery jackpot net MULTI-millionaire!!!  US Flag

        Having several millions of dollars in my financial accounts means receiving several valuable services each day!



          United States
          Member #26330
          November 16, 2005
          330 Posts
          Posted: November 30, 2010, 3:45 pm - IP Logged

          Congrats to the new Millionaire.  This is why i'm a little wary of being a "regular" customer anywhere.....  I don't want some eager clerk giving away my identity when i'm setting up to claim with a LLC and not give out my name!     I also wouldn't return to that shop in case any news crews were lurking about trying to get a story......   Hopefully the person can claim their winnings without too much undue attention.....(That's when family you've never met and once in a lifetime deal folks knock on your door and call 24/7.  Good Luck to the Winner!!Big Smile

            dingo's avatar - lottery of-birth.jpg
            San Jose, California
            United States
            Member #42003
            June 26, 2006
            206 Posts
            Posted: November 30, 2010, 9:32 pm - IP Logged

            I had a job interview today in Daly City. Too bad, I did not buy any lottery ticket. If I had read this news earlier, I would try my luck in this city.