It was definitely a roller coaster week for Susan Wells and her husband Brad as the Danville residents dealt with a job loss and a million dollar win all within the space of a few days.
Wells purchased a $150 raffle ticket as part of a fundraising effort put on by Community Action Marin. The group provides a wide range of children's, community and mental health service programs all throughout the Marin area.
Last year, the group held its first dream home giveaway, raffling off a beautiful $2 million dollar home. Last year's winner chose instead to take a $1.6 million payout so the home was raffled off again this year, with Wells' ticket being drawn Feb. 21.
The news could not have come at a better time for the couple as they were still dealing with the loss of Brad Wells' job working for a high tech company in Silicon Valley.
Officials with Community Action Marin say they sold around 29,000 tickets this year and awarded $200,000 in prizes besides the home giveaway.
The couple has the option of taking the home, or accepting a $1.2 million payout. So far, the Wells family has not announced which option they will pursue.