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Woman Who Overcame Homelessness Wins $5M From California Lottery Scratcher

Lucia Forseth, who was homeless just six years ago, recently won the top prize of $5 million in the 2023 Scratchers game in California. Forseth bought the ticket at a Walmart in Pittsburg while getting an oil change. She plans to complete her associate degree, buy a house, and invest the rest of her winnings. The odds of winning the top prize in the 2023 Scratchers game are 1 in 3,088,854, and only five prizes at this level are available overall. To protect the ticket, winners should sign it, take a selfie and video with it, and keep it in a safe place. They should also hire an attorney, tax advisor, and financial advisor and keep news of the win as quiet as possible, sharing the news with only one trusted family member at first.

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