Eliseo Gutierrez, 58 from Los Angeles County is very thankful to God, after finding out that he had won almost $1 million dollars with a Mega Millions ticket. Gutierrez, purchased his ticket at the Chevron Service Station, which is at 206 North Vincent Avenue in West Covina and managed to match five of the six numbers in the draw of: 18, 26, 44, 30 and 22, however he did end up missing the Mega number 9 which would have given him a $113,000,000 prize had he also chosen it. Yet, he certainly isn't complaining, stating that "This is a blessing" and that the $906,649 prize he will be receiving is more than substantial for him. Gutierrez, who is employed in manufacturing said that he had the winning ticket with him in his wallet this whole time, and only thought about checking the ticket recently, having 79 days left of the 180 days allowed to claim the jackpot prizes. He was so pleasantly surprised, just to ensure that he hadn't confused anything, he drove to multiple stores where there was a scanner machine to confirm the results. "Thanks to the Lottery", "You guys change many lives". Now, he and his wife have their eyes set on purchasing their own home for the first time and they're very excited at the opportunity!