updated 8/16/2008 1:29:46 PM ET 2008-08-16T17:29:46

A man who won $10 million in a California lottery game was sentenced to more than 17 years in prison for a drunken-driving crash that killed three people.

Thomas Turnour pleaded guilty to gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and causing injury while driving intoxicated.

The winner of a SuperLotto game in 2001 was sentenced Friday in San Bernardino.

The 52-year-old man from Victorville was driving a pickup that hit a car stopped at a red light in San Bernardino three years ago, authorities say. Three people inside the first car died.

His attorney said Turnour essentially "turned over everything he has" to settle a lawsuit filed by the victims' families.

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