CHINO HILLS MAN CLAIMS LOTTERY PRIZE.
A 50-year-old Chino Hills man who works for Los Angeles County said Monday he will retire after winning $27 million in the California Lottery.
But Carlito Aguba, a shy, soft-spoken and deeply religious man, said he did not plan to move to a new home because his neighbors, friends and church are nearby.
Aguba, 50, brought his wife and three of his daughters along as he reluctantly faced the media at the Lottery's Santa Fe Springs district office.
Aguba said he was ``very uncomfortable'' coming forward, but felt he would rather get it over with all at once.
``He was hesitant. He's a very private person,'' said Lottery district manager John Garner.
Aguba, who said he rarely plays Super Lotto, purchased a Quick Pick ticket, containing the numbers 7, 27, 19, 51, 41 and 39, at Village Liquor in Chino.
The other winning ticket was purchased in Northern California.
With one of his daughters in college, Aguba told reporters he had been praying for financial relief in recent months and that her education was his first priority. He also plans to help out family members in the Philippines.
Aguba told reporters it will be nice ``to not worry about any more where we're going to be getting the next money to pay'' household expenses.
After federal taxes, Aguba will receive an annual payment of $972,000 for 20 years.
The retailer that sold the winning ticket will get a $135,000 bonus.
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|Publication:||Daily News (Los Angeles, CA)|
|Date:||Aug 6, 1996|
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