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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.

world Updated: Jul 11, 2017 23:38 IST
Kartikeya Ramanathan
Kartikeya Ramanathan
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Rosa Dominguez after receiving her cheques.
Rosa Dominguez after receiving her cheques.(California Lottery)

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

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