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.

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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.

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Dublin Bowl

Earl Anthony’s Dublin Bowl at 6750 Regional Street, Dublin. (Google Street View)

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.

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