Twins win $6 million on Scratchers ticket bought in San Ramon


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.

— Bay City News Service

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Posted by Annie
a resident of Danville
on Feb 23, 2016 at 10:01 am

If the sisters won $6 million then why would they only get a lump a sum of $3.5 million BEFORE taxes? I thought it would be $6 million BEFORE taxes. Could someone explain?

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