Airport Employee's 'Big' Decision on Lunch Break Changes His Life Forever

Written by Henrik Rothen

Dec.19 - 2023 2:40 PM CET

Airport Employee's 'Big' Decision on Lunch Break Changes His Life Forever.

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Durwin Hickman, an airport worker in the Bay Area, experienced the thrill of a lifetime when he won a massive $20 million on a California Lottery Scratcher.

The win was so unbelievable that Hickman had to send a photo of the ticket to his wife for confirmation.

The $30 Set for Life ticket, which he purchased at a Hayward liquor store and played during his lunch break, indeed hit the jackpot, as confirmed by the California Lottery in a news release.

Life-Changing Plans and Previous Wins

Hickman, who works as a skycap assisting passengers with their luggage, has grand plans for his newfound fortune.

His primary goal is to buy a house for his wife, a dream that has now become attainable. This isn't Hickman's first lottery win, though; he previously won $1,000. The liquor store that sold the winning ticket, L & M Liquor, will receive a $100,000 bonus for their part in this life-changing event.

Other Significant Lottery Wins

The article also highlights other notable scratcher jackpots, including:

  • Teresa Martinez's $5 million win on a 100x scratcher from a Morgan Hill gas station.

  • Eric Holtzman and Matoux De La Croix's $5 million win on a Premier 7’s scratcher from a Los Angeles-area pharmacy.

  • German Medina Zapata's $5 million win on a Premier 7’s scratcher from a San Francisco liquor store.

A Cautionary Note on Gambling

While these stories showcase the exciting possibilities of lottery wins, the article also addresses the darker side of gambling. It reminds readers that for some, gambling can become an addiction with devastating consequences for individuals and families. Those struggling with gambling addiction are encouraged to seek help through the national gambling hotline or the National Council on Problem Gambling.

This story of Durwin Hickman's incredible win serves as a reminder of the unpredictable nature of luck and the life-changing potential of a simple lottery ticket.

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