There's a senior citizen in Bakersfield, California named Max Coronado who plays the lotto CONSTANTLY . . . he spends about $80 a WEEK on lottery tickets.
And we'd make fun of him for it . . . except he just won the Mega Millions drawing last week, matching five out of six numbers and nabbing over $1.5 MILLION.
But apparently he's decided not to waste ALL that money on more tickets. Because he's paying off his house . . . AND using a chunk of it to thank the CASHIER who's been fueling his addiction all these years.
54-year-old Sue Park says Max has always joked that if he won big, he'd do something nice for her. And now Max is coming through . . . he's offering to send her entire family on a $10,000 VACATION to their home in South Korea.
Max actually had SEVERAL Mega Millions tickets that won. And his other winnings totaled $92 . . . but Sue says he immediately used THAT money to buy more lottery tickets. (ABC News / TurnTo23.com)