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Filipino wins $15-million Super Lotto jackpot in US

To split winnings with co-bettor
/ 05:41 PM March 06, 2012

A 48-year-old Filipino male from Echo Park (AJ chose not to disclose his identity for security reasons), along with his friend and fellow church-goer, won the $15-million Super Lotto jackpot on Saturday, according to a report from

The two have been buying lottery tickets together for three years before it finally yielded them the much-sought after prize money.

The Filipino winner is a sushi chef who works in Long Beach.  He was on his way home on Monday night, but made a stopover at the House of Spirits to purchase another lottery ticket and to check on a Super Lotto ticket he bought the previous week at Echo Park Avenue liquor store. That’s when he learned about the good news.


“I still do not believe it,” said the 48-year-old Filipino immigrant, who has been living in Echo Park with his wife for more than a decade.

“I cried. I screamed. I was in shock,” he said.

He quickly phoned his friend who couldn’t believe that they won.

The two have confirmed the winning numbers with the California Lottery.

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