SUISUN CITY (CBS SF) — A Suisun City business sold a winning lottery ticket Monday for the second time this month, according to California Lottery officials.
Pablo Bringas, of Suisun City, won $750,000 after he stopped at a convenience store at 2 a.m. to buy a $10 “Crossword Ca$h” scratcher, according to lottery officials.READ MORE: UPDATE: Lockdown Of Hercules Neighborhood Lockdown Due To Police Activity Lifted
The 57-year-old truck driver bought the winning ticket at Sunset Shell store, located at 200 Sunset Ave. Coincidentally, the store is on the same street as a 7-Eleven where a woman purchased a winning ticket two weeks ago, lottery officials said.
In a statement, Bringas said he found out about the win while he was taking a break from work.
“At first I had four words. I was happy. And then I hit nine words. I stopped and double-checked it. I was at $10,000. I was already happy,” Bringas said. “But then I double-checked and I had 10 words!”
Bringas said he put the ticket in his coat pocket and tried to go on with his workday, but couldn’t contain his excitement.READ MORE: Homeless Encampment On BART Property In Concord Evicted
“I had to make five or six calls to my wife before she finally believed me. My son just laughed and said ‘Yeah, yeah, I’ll believe it when I see it.'”
Lottery officials said after he finished work, Bingas picked up his wife and they drove straight to the California Lottery’s district office in Sacramento to claim his prize.
According to lottery officials, Bringas said buying scratchers has been his daily routine for years and in light of his win, he said he had no plans to stop buying them.
“Oh I’ll still be the same way. Nothing’s changing. I’ll still be working. That’s why I had to finish my work before I could claim my win,” Bringas said.
However, Bringas said one thing that may change is his car. “That’s what I’ve been telling everyone,” Bringas said. “If I hit (the lottery), I’m getting my Corvette!”MORE NEWS: Suspect in 1978 Marissa Harvey Sexual Assault and Murder Cold Case Due in Court
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