October 25, 2011 > Hayward Woman Wins $2 Million
Hayward Woman Wins $2 Million
Submitted By California Lottery
Most people would never imagine that a trip to their local supermarket would completely change their life. But for one lucky California Lottery player, that's exactly what happened. During a routine grocery shopping trip, Hayward resident Shirley Mills decided to pick up a couple of Scratchers(r) tickets. One of those tickets would end up being worth $2 million.
Mills purchased a winning "Set for Life" Scratchers(r) ticket at Lucky Supermarket located at 15840 Hesperian Boulevard in San Lorenzo. The "Set for Life" jackpot pays the winner $100,000 each year for 20 years. The retailer will receive a bonus check of $10,000 for selling the winning ticket.
Mills purchased the winning ticket on Saturday afternoon and said she was so excited and nervous she couldn't sleep that night. She plans on paying off some bills and also helping out her two children with their expenses. Mills has one grandchild and another on the way.