National City liquor store sells $14M lottery ticket

NATIONAL CITY (CNS) – A man who purchased a winning lottery ticket worth
$14 million in a National City liquor store claimed his prize Thursday.

A state lottery spokesman identified the winner as Gerald Dixon. No
further personal information was available.

Dixon has been buying lottery tickets every day at King's Liquor on East
8th Street in National City for years, Famer Luois, the store's manager, said.

When Dixon walked into the store to buy more tickets this morning, Luois
told him about the jackpot.

“He was nervous and at first he did not believe me when I told him,”
Luois said.

This is the second time that Luois has sold a winning lottery ticket. In
1986, he sold a winning ticket worth $8 million while working at a store on
65th Street and Imperial in San Diego's Encanto neighborhood.

King's Liquor will receive a 0.5 percent, or $70,000, bonus for selling
the winning ticket. And Dixon will continue buying lottery tickets every day,
Luois said.

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