Top 13 Surveillance Videos of the Week: Man on Last Dollar Rejoices After Winning $1.2M in Lottery

Other top videos include a drunk man falling down an elevator shaft and a man failing miserably to steal an expensive knife set.

HEMET, Calif. — People going from rags to riches is usually reserved for movies and fairytales. But for one pizza delivery worker, the story is all true.

Joseph Carrillo, 31, was on his last dollar when he bought a scratch ticket at a local liquor store. He was ready to leave his apartment and move back home because he could no longer afford the rent.

Little did he know that lottery ticket would be his guardian angel. Video surveillance at the liquor store captured the gleeful moment when the cashier confirmed Carrillo’s hopes: He had won the $1.2 million prize.

One swipe and it says, ‘Life.’ I look over at my nephew, did that just happen?” Carrillo said to KABC.

The video footage of Carrillo’s celebration leads off this week’s edition of the Surveillance Videos of the Week.

“His expression on his face was like, ‘whoa,’” said store manager Efrain Murrillo, who checked Carrillo’s ticket. “He went from being excited to crying because he realized he’d won $1.2 million.”

Carrillo opted to take the lump sum of $696,000 before taxes and plans to continue to attend college and invest.

Other top videos include a drunk man in China who falls down an elevator shaft, as well as a man who tried to sneakily steal an expensive set of knives, only to be denied.

  1. Man on Last Dollar Wins Lottery
  2. Drunk Man Falls Down Elevator Shaft
  3. Knife Thief Fails Miserably
  4. Gumball Machine Thief Caught on Camera
  5. Three Crooks Wanted After Stealing Coin Machine
  6. Man Flees From Officer, Then Commits Hit and Run
  7. Man Makes Two Attacks With Samurai Sword, Metal Pole
  8. Woman Caught on Camera Hiding Tequila Bottle in Underwear
  9. Child’s Medicine Stolen Off Front Porch
  10. UPS Delivery Worker Tosses Fragile Packages Over Fence
  11. Leopard on the Loose in India School
  12. Suspects Arrested After Brutally Beating Store Clerk
  13. Violent Carjacking Filmed by Surveillance

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