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