As a winner of the “$2 Set for Life Scratcher” top prize, Yonangitti had the option of taking her winnings in monthly payments of $4,000, spread out over the next 25 years, or as a lump sum of $696,000. Officials didn’t say what the grandmother of five chose.
Yonangitti claimed her ticket with some of her family members at the California Lottery’s Central Valley District Office, officials said Tuesday.
“To be able to do something for them – they’re all going to be happy,” she said. “This is too good.”
According to lottery officials, a person playing a “$2 Set for Life Scratcher” has a one in more than 6 million chance of winning the scratch card’s grand prize. The odds of winning cash of any amount from the game are about 1 in 8.
Funds paid to the California Lottery are used to support California schools.
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