A Walk Along the Streets of San Francisco Ends with $70 Million Win
SACRAMENTO – “I thought to myself, ‘why not?’” Eurico Chin was out for a walk last month when he approached a San Francisco Safeway and asked himself that simple question – why not? His next thought was equally as simple. “I’m already here, might as well buy one.” With that, Chin walked into the store, bought five SuperLotto Plus® Quick Pick® lines and ended up winning $70 million!
The 41-year-old didn’t know he was holding the winning ticket until the day after the May 24th draw. “I was watching the news and I saw that the winner was on Noriega (street) and I remembered that I bought the ticket on Noriega,” Chin explained. “I thought to myself, ‘well, it might be me.’” He quickly hopped online to check his ticket. The winning numbers were 13, 11, 23, 27, 29 and the Mega number 10. Chin realized he matched all six numbers on the first line of his ticket.
“First I was in shock, I couldn’t believe it. I checked the ticket several times to make sure that I won.” Later that night, Chin found himself still in shock and wide awake. To calm himself down he started looking for information on what to do next and how to plan ahead. “You have to plan carefully about what to do with the money.”
Chin took his time researching and creating a plan – that’s why it took him a month to finally claim his prize. While he’s still working out some details, the new multi-millionaire said he plans to invest most of his money. He’s also considering splurging on a house or a car. “One step at a time,” he said with a laugh.
Chin isn’t working at the moment, but says he’ll probably just retire now. “I think it’s (the jackpot) going to bring me a little more comfort.” He added, “I won’t have to worry about money. And I think that’s the main thing.”
The winning doesn’t stop there. The Safeway store, located at 2350 Noriega Street in San Francisco (San Francisco County), will receive a bonus of $350,000 for selling the winning ticket.
SuperLotto Plus is California’s own in-state jackpot game. Players pick five numbers from 1 to 47 plus a Mega number from 1 to 27. The draw takes place at Lottery Headquarters in Sacramento Wednesdays and Saturdays right after draw entry closes at 7:45 p.m. PST. Tickets are $1 and can be purchased from any of the more than 21,000 California Lottery retailers. Please visit the California Lottery’s SuperLotto Plus site for more information.
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