Jul 15, 2010 8:37 AM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

Fountain man wins $1 million from the lottery

Fountain resident Gary Martinez woke up $1 million richer this morning, thanks to the Colorado Lottery.

He didn't get the money from a scratch-off ticket, lotto, Powerball or Mega-Millions--he entered a second chance drawing.

"Oh my gosh!" said Martinez, who was surprised with a check at work in Colorado Springs Wednesday. "Wow. What a blessing."

Martinez has been living with relatives. He say's he'll pay off debt, and hopes to buy a home of his own. "It's a big relief," he said. "It opens a million doors."

This isn't the first time Martinez has been lucky with the lottery's second chance drawings--in April, he won Denver Broncos season tickets.


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