Notice the California Lottery player pictured here. Doesn’t Uthai Kaensup look like someone excited about his win? Can’t say we blame him. Kaensup scored an incredible $5 million, (yes, $5 million!) on the $5,000,000 Platinum Payout Scratchers® game!
He was thrilled the day he discovered he’d won. Kaensup told us even though it was around 11 p.m., that didn’t stop him from getting his wife and begin dancing around the room. Nothing crazy. “It was like a quiet dance,” Kaensup said.
Kaensup purchased his lucky ticket while stopping for gas at the Simi Valley Union 76 Station, which is located at 2706 East Los Angeles Avenue in Simi Valley (Ventura County). He told us he had won a little bit of money on a previous Scratchers and used that to play the $20 game. Well, that was a move that paid off in ways he couldn’t even imagine.
The lucky player told us he’s been living with his sister. Now instead of extremely tight quarters, the family will be able to get a house of their own. “They were happy,” Kaensup said about how his kids reacted when he told them the news. But don’t expect this Lottery winner to move into a giant mansion…Kardashian style. “It will be a small house,” Kaensup said, hoping this win will keep their luck flowing for a very long time.