NORTH HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA.com) —  A 73-year-old North Hollywood man has won $2,500 a week for the next 25 years.

California Lottery officials say Jesus Jacinto could have pocketed a total of $3.25 million for playing and winning the $5 Lucky Life Scratcher.

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Jacinto has decided, instead, to take the money upfront in a lump sum payout of about $1.9 million.

Jacinto says he’s been playing scratchers for years and that he enjoys all of the games.

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The retiree purchased his winning ticket at The Liquor Center (5424 Laurel Canyon Boulevard.)

After realizing he won the big prize, Jacinto says he celebrated in a unique way.

“I celebrated by buying more tickets,” he told lottery officials.

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Jacinto plans on buying a house for his family and starting a family business.