Huntington Beach man wins $1 million with $25K lottery winnings

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA -- Oscar Sosa may just be an expert on winning the lottery. The Huntington Beach resident has tested his luck every week since 1986.

After playing a $20 scratchers ticket in April, he couldn't believe his eyes.

"There was a $1,000 each on each one, so it was $25,000, which is a lot of money," Sosa said.

Despite winning the hunk of cash, Sosa didn't walk away. He took $200 from his winnings and searched for another lucky place to buy more tickets.

He found a small smoke shop in Fountain Valley. The owner says his customers win all the time.

"$500 or $100, every day, every day," store owner Tham Tran said.

Sosa bought ten "50X The Cash" tickets. On the ninth one, he got a surprise he'll never forget.

He scratched the matching number to the $1 million prize.

"Never in my life that I would think that I would ever have that in my hands. It's just unbelievable," he said.

Sosa retired two weeks ago, after 30 years with the U.S. Postal Service. He says he'll talk to a financial advisor about his winnings after he makes a small purchase.

"I've always wanted the H3 Hummer," Sosa said.

Now that he's won twice, most would quit while their ahead, but not Sosa. He plans to keep playing.

"If I get lucky again -- I doubt that I will, but never say never," he said.
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