CORONA (CBSLA.com) — An Inland Empire special needs teacher is a newly minted millionaire after winning this week’s SuperLotto Plus Jackpot, lottery officials said Friday.
Sheila Dancy of Corona held the sole winning ticket in Wednesday night’s drawing. She found out on Thursday and still can’t believe it.READ MORE: Lawmaker Calls For Change On California Film Sets After Prop-Gun Shooting Death Of Halyna Hutchins By Alec Baldwin
“I had to leave my job. I went home and just lost it,” Dancy said.
Dancy said she bought her $1 “Quick Pick” ticket while purchasing coffee in the 7-Eleven at 702 W. Sixth St., an almost daily routine.
“I’m so glad I won at this 7-Eleven. I love their coffee,” she said.READ MORE: Man With Schizophrenia Reported Missing In Downtown Los Angeles
The winning numbers were 9, 15, 18, 21, 22 and 26. The retailer will receive $75,000, lottery officials said.
Dancy is an instructor at a Rancho Cucamonga-based nonprofit that assists developmentally disabled adults. She said she hasn’t decided whether to take the lottery’s 30-year payout, which would entitle her to $15 million, or accept a lump-sum disbursal of $9.4 million, before taxes.
“I am going to be very sensible with the money,” she said. “Maybe put some away for a college fund for my grandkids and maybe a new car for another family member.”
The 61-year-old described herself as a “strong Christian” and said she was blessed to win the eight-figure prize.MORE NEWS: Sheriff's Deputies Find No Armed Subject After 911 Call And Search Of San Jacinto Walmart
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