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Golden ticket: Local millionaire parties with Oprah

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ESCONDIDO (CBS 8) - A local man was a guest on the Oprah Winfrey show not once, but twice. And he even scored a ticket to her surprise spectacular leading up to Wednesday's finale, but his luck didn't end there.

Paul Walton says, "The things in life happen when you least expect it." And the phrase pretty much sums up his life.

A former sales exec with Sprint, Paul was awarded more than $1 million in an out-of-court settlement back in 1988. Since then, he began living the life of a celebrity, which eventually landed him on the Oprah show. His honesty earned him another guest spot on the show, and then, more than a decade later, a seat in the United Center for Oprah's surprise spectacular.
    
Paul even attended a private reception where he got to congratulate the queen of talk, on her 25-year run, in person.

"She actually remembered me from way back... 1993," Paul says, "I remember her coming to me and saying 'Paul, how are you?'"
    
Paul now lives in Escondido, where he owns and operates the Castle Creek Inn. And while he still runs in celebrity circles, he says Oprah will always be his favorite star.
    
"She absolutely changed my life for the better," he said.

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