Awwww. We think.

After a million-dollar lottery winner realized his fortune he called his wife.

She ordered him home ASAP.

This was spun as a pre-Valentine's Day love story by the California Lottery folks.

But we think it sounds a little like he's-scared-of-his-better-half coercion:

The man purchased a ticket Sunday morning at Vista Liquor, 2415 North San Fernando Boulevard in Burbank, according to lottery officials, who add:

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… He promptly called his wife, who he referred to wisely as “the boss.” After her initial excitement calmed a bit, she told him “get home right now!”

Or what? I'll shoot?

Anyway, turns out his $10 Scratchers buy was a good investment for the longtime player.

But lottery folks are crediting wife Tina D. of Burbank with the score. (The victim husband wasn't ID'd.)

The pair plan to buy a house and car, lottery officials say, so it turns out February will be a lovely and romantic month for both.

We hope.

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