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Echo Park's $15 Million Lotto Winners Finally Claim Their Winnings

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It took a couple days, but Saturday's winners of a $15 million Super Lotto finally stepped forward this Thursday to claim their winnings.

Victor Caube, 47, and his anonymous friend have been buying lotto tickets together for the past few years. It finally paid off for them when they bought a ticket together at Echo Park's House of Spirits, Echo Park Patch reports. Caube is a Filipino immigrant and a sushi chef who trained in Japan and Guam and works in Long Beach. He has struggled to make ends meet here while sending money back home to the Philippines where he has a child and other family members he is supporting.

"Everything here is so expensive," he told Patch. "I tried my luck and I have never won anything before. I am so blessed."

Caube now says he'd like to take his winnings to the Philippines, where he can open up his own restaurant.