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California teenager wins lottery twice in one week | The Independent

A California teen has finished the week more than half a million dollars richer, after winning the state lottery not once, but twice.

Nineteen-year-old Rosa Dominguez recently stopped at a gas station in Paso Robles, California on her drive home from Arizona. The teenager decided to test her luck at the lottery, and purchased a few $5 scratch cards.

To her surprise, one of the cards yielded the top prize: $555,555.

“I was so nervous I just wanted to cry,” she told California Lottery.

Riding high on her victory, Ms Dominguez picked up some more scratch cards a few days later. Once again, one of the $5 cards yielded a six-figure win – this time of $100,000.

The teenager told California Lottery she wants to use her earnings to go shopping and buy herself a new car.

Ms Dominguez’s record is perhaps only bested by Rodney Meadows, a fellow Californian who won the state lottery twice in one day in 2015. Mr Meadows scored $1,000 on his first card, and a whopping $10m just minutes later.

Earlier this year, a couple in Virginia won their state’s lottery three times in one month.

Calvin and Zatera Spencer won $1m in the Powerball lottery in March, and two weeks later won $50,000 on a Pick 4 game. They added another $1m to their earnings by buying a winning scratch card.

And they don’t plan on stopping.

“We’re not finished yet,” Mr Spencer told Virginia Lottery.

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