Andrea Herrera had not won anything in her life… until she purchased a Mystery Crossword Scratchers ticket. And then her luck changed big time when she won the ticket’s top prize earning her $750,000!
The Los Angeles resident picked up the lucky ticket while visiting family in San Diego for the weekend. “We all decided to buy tickets that weekend, and mine won. I still can’t believe it,” Herrera told the California Lottery.
“I never win anything!” Herrera said while sitting in the California Lottery’s Van Nuys District Office.
The restaurant worker picked up her lucky ticket at Apollo’s Market, which is located at 2327 Reo Drive in San Diego. Herrera said she had to double-check to make sure had matched ten words to win the top prize. “I had my family check it and then I took it to another store and scanned it and it said I had won $750,000. I still can’t believe it,” Herrera said in amazement.
Herrera said she will help out her parents with the money, but other than that, she does not have any plans at this time.