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Man from Kern County wins $750k after helping a man who was "down on his luck"

Posted: 2:35 PM, Apr 16, 2018
Updated: 2018-04-16 21:35:45Z
Man from Kern County wins $750k after helping a man who was "down on his luck"

It will be impossible to ever know whether a good deed turned into an “impossible dream” come true for one Kern County lottery player.


All Michael Forsberg knows is he gave a man, who looked like he was down on his luck, $6 before walking into a Ridgecrest mini-mart. Forsberg would end up walking out holding a California G0ld Scratchers® ticket worth $750,000!


An hour later after he scratched his ticket at home, he returned to the retailer (Ed’s Mini Mart & Gas, 1400 N Norma St., #101) to have it scanned. “I did not know if it was a real ticket or a joke or was I looking at it wrong?” Forsberg recalled.


Forsberg says he won a not-so-shabby $10,000 about seven years ago playing the California Lottery. There’s no question he’s on a small-town roll! “It’s unbelievable. I’m still nervous and shaking like a dog.” Speaking of which: “My dog (“Cali”) came over wanting her treats. I showed her the (winning) ticket, but she didn’t care!” Forsberg joked.


“I call this an impossible dream, even though I knew deep down inside I’d win (a huge amount of money) someday. It’s going to solve a lot of things. Paying off everything will be great,” Forsberg said. “It’s just too bad it’s not seven hundred fifty million dollars. Maybe I should try again!”


(Information provided by California Lottery)