Jose Rodriguez, 45, from La Puente and his girlfriend were on their way to his aunt’s birthday party, which was going to be held in Indio when an emergency stop ended with him winning a $1,000,000 prize unintentionally! Rodriguez, explained how he’d recently had to start taking insulin to help with his Diabetes, “We were in a hurry that morning, so I didn’t have time to eat. On the way, I noticed my blood (glucose) levels dropping, so we had to stop at a Circle K in West Covina, so I could get a couple of candy bars and a drink.” The store was located at 1200 S Glendora Avenue, and whilst there – Rodriguez who is admittedly an avid lottery player, decided to purchase a Winning Million scratch-off ticket for $20. Getting back to his car, he scratched off the ticket to find he was the latest winner of the top $1 million prize that the game offers. “I’d never even been to that store before, I always buy my scratchers closer to home, but we had to stop because of my low blood sugar level. I go inside, buy a couple of candy bars, a drink, scratchers and I won! Ha-ha. Crazy, huh?”. Following the win, the couple maintained a low-profile at the birthday party and didn’t tell anyone about the win – however Rodriguez did end up happily paying for the DJ at the party, probably feeling great with all that extra money! He hasn’t yet decided what he is going to spend the winnings on, however we do know that the store from which he purchased the ticket will be receiving a financial reward from the California Lottery of $5,000 for selling the winning ticket!