There are good days and then there are spectacular ones like the one Carl Sprout just experienced. On the same day that he had just received a raise at work, he won $1 million dollars, the top prize in the CA Lottery’s $250 Million Cash Spectacular Scratchers® game.
Look at the smile he’s sporting in his winner’s photo (*see attached). Even before his big win and his nice raise Carl considered himself a happy man. “I work at Disnelyand. I’m a sound mechanic there,” Carl told us. He has no plans to quit his job. “No matter what … how big, I would keep working because I like my job!”
Carl said he scratched his ticket right outside the place he purchased it, Rocky’s Market, which is located at 12542 Chapman Avenue in Garden Grove (Orange county). Can you just picture him by the door, leaning against the wall and realizing the $10 he had spent on his ticket had delivered a $1 million return on his investment? “When I saw that I just said, ‘Holy Moly!’” said Carl. “I did a double take. I thought this can’t be true.”
Well, it is true. Carl told us he can now help his siblings, fix up a house he’s been working on and invest in his future. “Don’t get discouraged,” he said, still stunned by his win, yet ever the optimist of life’s truly magical moments. “Never give up hope. You never know what’s gonna happen.”