A retired Oakland woman who enjoys buying Scratchers tickets is
now a millionaire, California Lottery officials said Tuesday.
Maria Moreno, 64, bought a Scratchers ticket at A&A Corner Grocery
at 2520 Foothill Blvd. in Oakland, where she won $1 million, lottery
According to lottery officials, she was with her brother when she
scratched the winning ticket and exclaimed, "I win! I win! I win!"
Lottery officials said when Moreno's brother asked how much she
won, she said, "I don't know but there are a lot of zeroes!"
Moreno works part-time and is an active member of her church.
her winnings, she plans to pay off her house, set aside money for her
granddaughter's education and travel to Portugal, according to lottery
The grocery store will receive $5,000 for selling the
prize-winning ticket, lottery officials said.