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Dockworker wins $26.5 million, quits job

May 24, 2013 at 2:13 PM

BRENTWOOD, N.Y., May 24 (UPI) -- A New York state dockworker said one of his first acts as a $26.5 million lottery jackpot winner was to quit his job.

Fidencio Argueta, 60, of Brentwood, said he does not regularly play the lotto, but he decided to buy a ticket for the April 10 drawing with Quick-Pick numbers on a whim -- and the impulse led to him receiving a $12,335,306 lump sum check Thursday, the New York Post reported Friday.

"I felt like I should play," Argueta said Thursday of his impulse to play the lotto.

Argueta said the winnings will change his life "in a big way," including allowing him to "pay off my debts and change my car."

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