Victor Martinez is a self-described avid player of the Superlotto-plus. But apart from that, he can now be described as rich and lucky after winning the $23 million jackpot prize in June 2016. Martinez bought his winning ticket at a local retail store at the San Fernando Valley. He chose to play Quick Pick and fortunately, one of his tickets matched the winning numbers which allowed him to take home the $23 million prize money.
Caught by Surprise
Martinez told the press that he was regularly buying his tickets at different location but never in his life did he buy at the Reseda until that fateful day. In fact, he only went to that supermarket to rent a DVD. Since he loves playing the Superlotto-plus, he decided to purchase a few tickets. After a few days, he took the tickets back to the store in order to scan the ticket. But surprisingly, the system was not telling him about how much he won. Confused and stressed, he decided to check the official site of the Lottery. Martinez could not believe what he saw at that moment. His whole body started shaking. He checked the winning numbers over and over again, but he still couldn’t believe it. He told himself that it is impossible for him to win the jackpot prize and it must be a glitch in the system.
Martinez then took his Superlotto-plus ticket to the lottery district office to verify the result. Only after the tickets had been certified by the official did he believe that he truly won the jackpot prize. He told the press that he can now have a good sleep knowing that he has a stable source of income for the rest of his life. When the media asked him about his plans, he told them that he has no plans to change his lifestyle or buy something expensive just for the sake of it. He told them that he is just so happy that he will have the chance to live comfortably. Martinez has the option to receive a lump sum of the money worth $15.5 million or spread the $23 million out in monthly payments over the period of 30 years.
The winning ticket of Martinez was bought at Food 4 Less which is located at Reseda. The retailer of the Superlotto-plus ticket received a bonus of $115,000 just for selling the winning ticket. Further requests of the media to interview Victor Martinez were politely declined. It seems that he wishes to maintain his anonymity since there is no additional information or photos about him. Last year, the $23 million winning of Martinez was one of the biggest jackpot prizes of 2016.
For those who are also feeling lucky like Martinez or you just want to enjoy playing the Superlotto-plus, you will need to choose 5 numbers and a Mega Number. Starting jackpot is a whopping $7 million. Who knows, you might also end up rich and lucky like Martinez.
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