Filipino wins $15-million Super Lotto jackpot in US

To split winnings with co-bettor

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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 Theeastsiderla.com.

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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  • MaySenseBa

    In the US their lottery is not lump sum, not unlike here.  It’s usually paid out for 20-50 years, tama ba?

    • dodong1

      in the U.S if you win the lotto you have two choices..either lump sum or annually for 26 years..the only disadvantage of taking it lump sum is you will only get half of the full lottery prize..

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XUWXIES7SL42HS3QL2FBBIZXRI Bahaykubo-girl Kulasa

     turkak, di naman lahat ng pilipino ay maitim ang budhi. don’t generalize. at nangyayari rin naman sa ibang bansa ang krimen ah? kita mo nga yan sa news na eto, di nga pinablish ng AJPress ang name ng winners kasi di lang naman pinoy ang makakabasa nito. pinoy ka rin di ba? you should still be proud of your country. unless sa ibang bansa ka na nakatira at tinakwil mo na ang pinas.

  • pikjudo

    Pssst!
    Si Renato Corona po ang nanalo ng $15M…maniwala kayo peksman

  • JIMBOYPALABOY

    baka siya ang nawawala kong kuya.

    kuya balato naman dyan.

    hahaha

  • http://twitter.com/mikmikmik2 mikmikmik

    O ano, proud to be pinoy ulit? WOOOH PROUD TO BE PINOY! IPAGSIGAWAN SA BUONG MUNDO YADA YADA YADA

  • Endo Dontics

    Invest. spend well. Hide from your relatives and friends..hahahaha

  • Pluma Mana

    uncle matagal ka na namin hinahanap!

  • bogart73

    Takot hingan ng balato si kabayan kaya ayaw magpakita sa tv, hehehe..

  • WAJ

    Lalabas na ang tunay ngayon milyonario na siya.

  • dinddong

    Like it or not your name will be out soon

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