Fallbrook man wins $2 million on lottery scratcher
Last updated 9/17/2019 at 9:33am
SAN DIEGO – A local man claimed a California Lottery Scratchers
ticket worth $2 million before taxes that he purchased at a Fallbrook market,
lottery officials announced Sept. 5.
Roberto Garcia-Barrera purchased the Instant Prize Crossword ticket
from Major Market #2, located at 845 S. Main St., according to lottery
officials. The market will receive a $10,000 retailer bonus for selling the
According to lottery officials, Garcia-Barrera chose to leave for a
pre-scheduled vacation after finding out he had won rather than immediately
claiming the ticket. Once he returned, Garcia-Barrera brought the ticket to the
lottery's San Diego district office, which verified his win.
"I saw a two and a lot of zeros. I started shaking. I was very nervous and excited,'' Garcia-Barrera said. "It means a lot of happiness and joy for my family and me.''