Bladimir Agnite and his wife Marita claimed their jackpot after the husband saw himself in the news. That's because for the first time ever, California Lottery officials released pictures outing a winner before the ticket was claimed.
Officials said they released the video because they wanted Agnite to claim his winnings.
Agnite realized he was a millionaire when he got on his computer to check the lottery's unclaimed winning tickets, and saw a surveillance photo of himself.
Agnite bought his ticket at a Fremont liquor store, where he always plays one Quick Pick a week. The father of three has been laid off for a year.
Despite the big win, his wife says she will continue working, and the couple hopes their children will stay grounded.