Sean Zanderson of San Diego has just celebrated his birthday in the last week of the past month. But while having dinner with his girlfriend and other friends, he discovered he has another reason to celebrate – a big lotto win.
A Fantasy Five ticket he had bought earlier from Vons Grocery store in Encinitas, managed to match five numbers out of 36 – good for a prize of $543,579. He immediately bought an extra round of drinks. Included in the winners plans for the windfall are putting down payment on a house, a vacation, and a night out in town.