Local Winner Claims $325K Lottery Ticket

The lucky ticket was purchased at a Chula Vista grocery store on Christmas Day

A San Diego woman started 2013 off right by claiming a winning MEGA Millions ticket worth more than $325,000.

According to the California Lottery office, a lotto ticket worth more $327,665 was sold on Christmas Day at the Vons grocery store located at 2250 Otay Lakes Road in Chula Vista.

The lucky ticket matched the numbers 2, 48, 3, 18, and 34, missing only the Mega number of 36 to win a pretty sizeable chunk of change.

On Jan. 4, the California Lottery office announced that the ticket had finally been claimed by local Aurora Aguirre, who was completely shocked by the win – especially because she bought the lucky ticket on Christmas Day.

“I can’t believe it,” said Aguirre. “That’s really a gift, totally unexpected.”

Aguirre didn’t check her ticket until New Year’s Eve, and the great news started her New Year off in the best way possible.

“It will be a better, kinder, gentler year. I’m really grateful to God,” she added.

This past November, another lucky lottery ticket worth nearly $185,000 was sold at Dick's Liquor store in La Jolla. In that instance, a very surprised local homemaker won the prize.

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