Twin sisters who share everything are $6 million richer after one sister purchased a winning Scratchers ticket in San Ramon recently, according to lottery officials.
Lisa Toton told lottery officials she saw a yellow ladybug, which she interpreted as a "sign" to buy a California Lottery ticket. The winning ticket was on the $10 Set For Life Scratchers game.
Lottery officials said Toton texted her sister Laura Poorman while she was at work telling her that they had won $6 million. Poorman then met her fraternal twin sister at a lottery district office to claim the prize.
The lucky ticket was purchased at a Fast & Easy Mart located at 2820 Crow Canyon Road. The business will receive a $30,000 retailer bonus prize, lottery officials said.
The sisters now must choose between getting a monthly payment of $20,000 for the next 25 years or take a lump sum of almost $3.5 million before federal taxes.
Lottery officials urge customers to play responsibly. Anyone who thinks they have a gambling problem, or knows someone who does, is encouraged to call (800) GAMBLER.