SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The man who bought a winning, $70 million lottery ticket in San Francisco has stepped forward to claim his prize.
California Lottery officials identified the winner on Wednesday as 41-year-old Eurico Chin. They say Chin bought the ticket on a whim at a Safeway in the city's Sunset District while out walking last month. His ticket matched all six winning numbers for the SuperLotto Plus jackpot.
Chin told lottery officials he learned he had won the day after the May 24 draw. But he waited to claim his prize so he could conduct research and create a plan.
He plans to invest most of his money, though he may also splurge on a house or car. He is currently not working, but says he will probably retire now.
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