6 California Lottery players win combined $19 million

Among the winners is RichardSteele, who is about to celebrate his84th birthday next month. / California Lottery

Six California Lottery players are taking home more than $19 million in combined winnings after purchasing some lucky lottery tickets, according to California Lottery officials. 

The biggest winner was identified by officials as Jose Garfias, who won a whopping $7 million from an Xtreme Crossword Scratchers ticket he purchased at Sweet Time Donuts in Compton.

Douglass Colten won $5 million on a Year of Fortune Scratchers ticket he bought at the Circle K on Brookside Avenue in Redlands.

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Kuwa Harin also took home $5 million from a lucky ticket purchased at a Chevron on El Cajon Boulevard in San Diego.

Also in San Diego, Ali Awad won $1 million by playing a Merry Multipler Scratchers game sold at 7-Eleven on San Diego Mission Road.

Donald Kis became a new millionaire after winning big on a Red Hot Cash Scratchers ticket purchased at Eagle Gas in Ceres. 

Richard Seele, who will celebrate his 84th birthday in July, took home $1,000 from a Multiplier Craze Scratchers ticket he bought at a CVS pharmacy near his apartment in downtown San Diego.

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"There was a lot of glee. I yelled I had won $1,000. I had fun. I am still a fun guy," Seele told California Lottery. 

Congrats to all the winners!