Posted on October 29, 2013 at 7:57 AM
Tuesday, Oct 29 at 7:57 AM
SAN ANTONIO -- A west-side San Antonio man is counting his blessings. The husband and father of three said he had a good feeling about purchasing three Texas Lotto Scratch-Off tickets.
It turns out his gut instinct was worth $100,000. Olvin Trevino said he's been a devoted lotto player for a long time.
In fact, he's won before. Two years ago, he won $2,400, but he's still in shock over the amount he won Sunday night.
As he walked into the Texas Lottery Claim Center, he said he's hoping he's opening the door to a brighter future, too.
"I'm so excited. It's still a shock. We deserve it," Trevino told the office clerk processing his check.
He bought three Trim the Tree Scratch Off tickets at a west-side store on Ruiz Street.
"I checked the ticket 20 times. I couldn't believe it. It was unbelievable."
He's taking the cash option off the $100,000 dollar ticket.
"At work, we talk about it in the kitchen. I say, 'Wait until I hit, guys. One day, I'm going to hit."
Trevino is a cook at the Tower of the Americas. He's been in the restaurant business for 11 years and he 's supporting his young family.
"We're just very blessed to win for my family and I."
He's still letting it all sink in, but he has big plans for his money.
"It's a [once in a] lifetime opportunity and I'm going to [open] the restaurant I've always dreamed of."
He says he's wanted to own his own upscale Tex-Mex for as long as he can remember.
"My father said to take care of the money and spend it wisely."
It's what he's going to do after he maps out his new business strategy.
"If it happened to me, it can happen to anybody else."
Trevino said there was another lucky sign: They were celebrating his son's third birthday when he realized he had won. He truly believes there are more good things to come for him and his family.