SAN MATEO (KRON) — A Central American native won $1 million in the California Lottery in May when he stopped for frozen yogurt at a San Mateo market, lottery officials said.
Moises Alonzo-Reyes was on his way home from work on a warm evening when he stopped at La Raza Market at 380 N. Ellsworth Ave. and bought a Million Dollar Multiplier ticket.
“I scratched the ticket in the store and saw that I won,” Alonzo-Reyes said in a statement. “I couldn’t believe it.”
One million dollars is the top prize in the Million Dollar Multiplier game, according to lottery officials.
Alonzo-Reyes said he plans to use the money to move back to Central America.
He hasn’t seen his family in 12 years.
La Raza Market will receive a $5,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.
Lottery officials said the $5,000 is not deducted from Moises-Reyes’ prize.
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