"I had to pass by Willett's Liquors on the way to my car," Saindon said. "I figured I'd get my tickets for the day."
Saindon said he decided to try a new scratch-off game, Gold X20, and the $5 ticket revealed a $50,000 prize.
"I was dumbfounded, must have done two or three double-takes," the player said of revealing his prize. He said he informed the clerk at the store after using a scanner to confirm his prize.
"He was as surprised as I was. He called the store's owner to share the news," Saindon said of the clerk.
Saindon said he plans to share his winnings with his family.