An Oxnard man whose wife won $6.76 million in the California lottery said the couple had mixed feelings about their sudden wealth.
"I'm thrilled that it happened, but I really don't want the attention," said Donald Methlie, 60, at his home Friday.
Methlie's wife Joan, 57, bought $10 worth of Quick Pick tickets Wednesday at an Oxnard service station near their home.
She regularly bought tickets at the station and told lottery officials she plays Super Lotto "just about every draw."
Neighbors described the retired government employee and his wife as gentle people, and were pleased to hear of the couple's good fortune.
"I am so happy for them it's like I won it myself," said neighbor Frank Brisslinger, 56.
"It couldn't have happened to nicer people."
Another neighbor said Donald Methlie recently suffered a stroke and was nervous that he would not be able to afford the medical care he needed.