Man Scores $1 Million After Purchasing Lottery Ticket in Antioch

'I’m going to walk around with a smile every day,' the winner told the California Lottery after scratching his way to life-changing fortune

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One man's $10 lottery ticket purchased in Antioch is now worth a cool $1 million.

Kenny Krivanek recently snagged the lucky Golden Ticket Scratcher from a 7-Eleven store located at 3629 E. 18th St. in the East Bay city, California Lottery officials said Friday.

"I’m going to walk around with a smile every day," Krivanek told the California Lottery after scratching his way to life-changing fortune.

Krivanek didn't wait long to test his luck after making the purchase. He scratched the ticket right away before utter disbelief overcame him.

"I was shocked," he told the California Lottery. "I freaked out and called my wife."

As for the future, Krivanek plans to dedicate his newfound winnings to bills and maybe a new home.

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