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He hit a $1 million jackpot in November. He just won $5 million more

Antulio Mazariegos has won $6 million off four winning California Lottery Scratchers tickets since November. The Southern California man hit a $1 million jackpot in November, then three more for more than $5 million.
Antulio Mazariegos has won $6 million off four winning California Lottery Scratchers tickets since November. The Southern California man hit a $1 million jackpot in November, then three more for more than $5 million. California Lottery

You could call it his lucky day - if he hadn’t already had so many.

On a recent visit to a Van Nuys, Calif., market, Antulio Mazariegos discovered they only had three California Black Premium Scratchers lottery tickets left, so he bought all three. One hit a $5 million jackpot, according to the California Lottery.

But that wasn’t all. When Mazariegos visited a lottery office to collect his winnings, he brought along two other winning Scratchers worth $600 and $1,000, reported lottery officials.

Oh, and there’s also the $1 million he won off still another Scratcher in November, lottery officials said.

Mazariegos told lottery officials he has no idea why he’s so lucky - he just enjoys playing.

George Nakoud, owner of the Liquor Barn shop in Van Nuys where Mazariegos hit the $5 million jackpot, told KABC that he's a long-time customer who comes in every few days to buy Scratchers tickets.

Mazariegos purchased his earlier winning $1 million Emerald 10’s Scratcher ticket at a doughnut shop in Los Angeles in November, lottery officials said.

If the record-breaking Powerball jackpot has you dreaming of how you would spend the winnings — you are not alone. But where you live plays a big role in how much of the prize you would get to keep.

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