California teenager wins lottery twice in a week. Her prize: $655,555
Rosa Dominguez, 19, says she wants to go shopping and buy a new car after winning $655,555.Updated: Jul 11, 2017 23:38 IST
Some people just have all the luck in the world. And this Californian teenager is the queen of them all — she won the grand prize in two state lotteries in a week!
Rosa Dominguez, 19, said her first win occurred when was driving home from Arizona, The Sun reported. She was “feeling lucky” and so she stopped at a petrol pump in Paso Robles, California, and bought a few $5 scratch cards for the Power 5 lottery.
Her reward? Winning the $555,555 grand prize.
“I was so nervous I just wanted to cry,” she told California Lottery website.
A few days later, still euphoric, Dominguez stopped at another petrol pump in Monterey County, California, and decided try her luck again, buying a $5 Lucky Fortune scratch card.
And Lady Luck smiled on her, yet again.
The scratch card made Dominguez $100,000 richer. Her total winnings? $655,555.
Dominguez has yet to decide what to do with her winnings. She told California Lottery that currently, she has only plans for two things — going shopping and buying a new car.
According to American public broadcaster PBS, the odds of winning the lottery are around one in 15 million.
First Published: Jul 11, 2017 15:57 IST