CHINO HILLS MAN CLAIMS LOTTERY PRIZE.Byline: Associated Press Associated Press: see news agency.
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A 50-year-old Chino Chino (chē`nō), city (1990 pop. 59,682), San Bernardino co., S Calif.; founded 1887, inc. 1910. It is the business and processing center of a diversified farming (notably dairying) area. Hills man who works for Los Angeles Los Angeles (lôs ăn`jələs, lŏs, ăn`jəlēz'), city (1990 pop. 3,485,398), seat of Los Angeles co., S Calif.; inc. 1850. 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 Santa Fe Springs, city (1990 pop. 15,520), Los Angeles co., SW Calif., inc. 1957. The city lies in an oil and natural gas region and has diversified manufacturing. 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 hes·i·tant
Inclined or tending to hesitate.
hesi·tant·ly adv. . 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 Northern California, sometimes referred to as NorCal, is the northern portion of the U.S. state of California. The region contains the San Francisco Bay Area, the state capital, Sacramento; as well as the substantial natural beauty of the redwood forests, the northern .
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.