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June 21, 2013

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June, 2013 | Winners Stories | Southern California

Good Deed Brings Man $187,000 Fantasy 5 Top Prize


SACRAMENTO – Saraber Yousefi is a good son, so when his dad’s car was overheating, he took it to their family’s mechanic to see what was wrong. While he was there, Yousefi went to the 7-Eleven and bought a Fantasy 5 ticket. He let the computer pick his numbers – 38, 39, 16, 15 and 30 – and those numbers matched all five winning numbers in the draw on June 15, making his ticket worth $187,960.

Yousefi bought his winning ticket at the 7-Eleven located at 1410 South Grand Avenue in Glendora (Los Angeles County) and plans to possibly buy some real estate with his prize. As for dad’s car, “We still don’t know what’s wrong with it, after this happened, we kind of forgot about it,” Yousefi laughed. Will he buy dad a new car? “Well, maybe, but I will definitely pay for the repairs,” he said with a giggle.

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