Fred Bastardo, from Kings County has been making some huge life decisions since finding out that he had won $750,000 with the California Lottery. Bastardo, must have been feeling both stubborn and determined when he decided to go into El Ranchero Liquor which is located at 11998 South 10th Avenue in Hanford- Kings County as he purchased ticket, after ticket when finding the ticket wasn’t a winner, this went on until he was on the fifth ticket and said “Ok, if I don’t win I’m done”, but 5th time lucky he found himself as the $10 Mystery Crossword Scratchers was worth a huge $750,000! He told his girlfriend right away, and the same day they went in to the California Lottery’s Fresno headquarters to claim their winnings. But that’s not the full story, see on the day – Fred made a life-altering proposition, he stopped on the side of a road whilst driving to the lottery office and told his girlfriend they needed to talk. This made her anxious as she wasn’t sure whether their new-found wealth was going to lead to him leaving her, but no – that wasn’t his plan at all, he proposed to her right there and then and now they are happily engaged! Talking about the money, Fred says he hopes to invest the money and possibly open up a business.