DUBLIN (CBS SF) — A man is $1.2 million richer since winning the California Lottery’s “Set for Life Scratchers” game with a ticket he bought in Dublin, lottery officials said Thursday.
Albert Tirnetta bought the ticket at Earl Anthony’s Dublin Bowl at 6750 Regional Street where he goes three times a week.READ MORE: Gas Pump Sticker Shock: Bay Area Approaching Nation Leading $4 A Gallon
On one of those days every week he buys $8 worth of $2 tickets.
Tirnetta told lottery officials he’s disciplined from being in the U.S. Navy in the late 1950s.READ MORE: VIDEO: Asian Man Attacked In Oakland, Tries to Fight Back In Attempted Robbery
Apparently, the discipline paid off, according to lottery officials.
Tirnetta told them he has done a good job of paying off major bills, but a family member has some medical problems so the money will come in handy.
Tirnetta has the option of taking a lump sum payout of $696,000 or receiving $4,000 a month for 25 years.MORE NEWS: Video: Violent Carjacking From Richmond Auto Dealership; Worker Hurled From Hood Attempting To Stop Thief
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