Downey woman wins $2 million on scratcher

DOWNEY - A Downey woman, identified only as Dilma A., won $2 million playing a $5 scratcher, California Lottery officials announced today.Dilma, a married mother of three, will be paid $100,000 each year for 20 years after uncovering the top prize in the Set for Life game. She and her husband will use the money to buy their first home. "My husband bought me the ticket because he knows it is my favorite game," Dilma said. "When I scratched it and saw the word 'Life' I couldn't believe it. I never gave up hope that I would find this ticket and here it was finally in front of me." Dilma won the prize Friday but couldn't claim the prize until Tuesday due to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. "We put the ticket in an envelope and kept it in my husband's vest," Dilma laughed. "He wore the vest for the whole weekend so that it would be close to him at all times." The winning ticket was sold by Stewart Liquor in Downey, which will receive $10,000 for selling the ticket.

********** Published: January 19, 2012 - Volume 10 - Issue 40