Man wins $20k in Lotto

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Hector Martinez, Sr., right, is seen with his winning Texas Lotto ticket he purchased at Circle Drive-in in Port Isabel. The winning ticket won Martinez $20,000. (Staff photo by Craig Alaniz)


A Port Isabel local playing a Texas Lotto scratch-off won $20,000.

Hector Martinez, Sr. purchased a Veteran’s Cash from Causey’s Circle Drive-in in Port Isabel. He said it was a pleasant surprise winning on a large scale.

“I think I might save it for a little bit, but I think our family will be having a Merry Christmas this year,” Martinez said.

Martinez said he tries his luck with scratch-offs once a week. He said he likes to play the $2 because they have been the most rewarding for him and he will continue to play.

“I usually play certain tickets, but it all comes down to what I think the lucky ticket might be,” Martinez said.

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