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SoCal man buys 2 winning lotto tickets worth over $50 million

Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Racy Pel is seen in this photo Dec. 24, 2013. He purchased two winning Lotto tickets from the same store in Los Alamitos, winning a total of $50,032,304.

Racy Pel is seen in this photo Dec. 24, 2013. He purchased two winning Lotto tickets from the same store in Los Alamitos, winning a total of $50,032,304. (KABC Photo)

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A man who purchased two winning Lotto tickets from the same Los Alamitos store has come forward.

The California Lottery said Racy Pel purchased a ticket worth $50 million, and another worth $32,000, all in the same transaction at Finish Line Food Store.

Pel says he's been buying the same sets of tickets for six years. The numbers for the winning tickets were a combination of anniversaries, birthdays and lucky numbers.

Pel says he is going to buy a new car with his newfound fortune because his has a tendency to break down on the way to work.

Meantime, Lottery officials say a San Jose resident who won $324 million in last Tuesday's Mega Millions jackpot has yet to come forward.

Our sister station KABC-TV Los Angeles, CA contributed to this report.

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