'I Couldn't Believe It': Frozen Yogurt Trip in San Mateo Ends With $1 Million Lottery Victory

Hot weather can be a pain for some, but for Moises Alonzo-Reyes, a toasty day back in May turned out to change his life.

The Central American native stopped for frozen yogurt in San Mateo on a hot evening and decided to test his luck with a lottery ticket, according to California Lottery. Soon enough, he learned he would be the new owner of $1 million.

"I scratched the ticket in the store and saw that I won," Alonzo-Reyes told the California Lottery. "I couldn’t believe it."

Alonzo-Reyes plans to use his new fortune to move back to Central America and reunite with his family, something he hasn't done in more than 12 years, according to the California Lottery.

The winning ticket was snagged from La Raza Market located at 380 North Ellsworth Ave. in San Mateo, according to the California Lottery.

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