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California man wins $1 million an hour after depositing $25,000 lottery winnings

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A streak of good luck made a Huntington Beach, California, man an instant millionaire immediately after he deposited a separate $25,000 payment from the California Lottery on Friday.

In April, retired postal worker Oscar Sosa purchased a $20 "Ultimate Riches" scratch-off ticket, where he won $25,000. He received a check on Friday from the lottery office, which he quickly deposited in a bank account.

An hour later, Sosa took $200 of that money and bought several "50X The Cash" scratch tickets from the Valley Smoke Shop at the 8900 block of Warner Avenue in Fountain Valley, which led to even more money — a $1 million prize.

"I just decided I would buy some more tickets," Sosa told the California Lottery. "I looked for one of the California Lottery's Lucky Retailer signs."

Sosa retired from the U.S. Postal Office after more than 30 years. He will discuss with financial experts what to do with his newfound wealth.

"I am going to talk to a financial adviser and we will go from there," he said.

The store will receive a $5,000 retailer bonus for selling the winning ticket. That amount is separate from Sosa's prize.

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Posted: May 20, 2015, 8:47 am - IP Logged

They say it comes in three when you win the first time.  Enjoy !

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    Posted: May 20, 2015, 9:28 am - IP Logged

    I know the shopping ctr. used to work at Fountain valley Lock & Safe.

    I wonder, is this place in the same unit ?

    Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds    -- Charles Mackay  LL.D.

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      Posted: May 20, 2015, 10:07 am - IP Logged

      Congrats, Mr. Sosa. Enjoy your winnings. Smile

      Every champion was once a contender who refused to give up.-Rocky Balboa

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        Posted: May 20, 2015, 10:41 am - IP Logged

        They say it comes in three when you win the first time.  Enjoy !

        I agree with you Nydebbie...I recently won 3 games in a row on Pick 3...total 330+40+90    (460 Total)   Beau !!!

        " I don't have a gambling problem,  I have a problem winning!"

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          Posted: May 20, 2015, 10:42 am - IP Logged

          Congrats, Mr. Sosa. Enjoy your winnings. Smile

          I agree zephbe.....No problem gambling...just winning !!!  Beau !!!

          " I don't have a gambling problem,  I have a problem winning!"

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            Posted: May 20, 2015, 10:51 am - IP Logged

            Congrats to Mr. Sosa! He is indeed very lucky. Yes Nod

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

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              Posted: May 20, 2015, 10:57 am - IP Logged

              That would be enough for me to quit my job

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                Posted: May 20, 2015, 11:13 am - IP Logged

                That would be enough for me to quit my job

                Yep, same here.

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                  Posted: May 20, 2015, 12:37 pm - IP Logged

                  Yep, same here.

                  Me, three!!  Hyper

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                    Posted: May 20, 2015, 12:52 pm - IP Logged

                    Congrats Oscar Sosa on your back to back wins.

                    Yesterday is History, Tomorrow is a Mystery, Today is a gift that's why it's called the PRESENT! (c8

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                      Posted: May 20, 2015, 1:18 pm - IP Logged

                      That's what you call a Parlay!



                      Parlay: Turn an initial stake or winnings from a previous bet into a greater amount!

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                        Posted: May 20, 2015, 1:23 pm - IP Logged

                        Watch Out MM & PB here comes Oscar Sosa !!  Congratulations Oscar Party

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                          Posted: May 20, 2015, 7:24 pm - IP Logged

                          Man when you are lucky you are lucky. Great wins!

                          Now here is the question, will he gamble the same percentage of this win like he did after he won the $25,000? He would need to go spend $8,000 on tickets. I don't think I would have the balls to spend that much...even after a million dollar win.

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                            Posted: May 20, 2015, 8:34 pm - IP Logged

                            I wish I had that luck. congrats to him