A San Diego woman who didn’t realize she’d won the SuperLotto Plus until a week after the numbers were announced, claimed her winnings Friday.
Bertilia Devine, who bought her $1 ticket at Nordahl Liquor in San Marcos in December, won $7 million, which she can collect in a lump sum of $4.6 million after taxes or in payments over 30 years.
Devine said she waited three months so she could get her financial affairs in order. She has not decided yet what to do with the money.
This was not the first time the retired accountant has won though.
“I won $50,000 on Fantasy 5 many years ago,” she told the California Lottery.
Nordahl Liquor will receive a $35,000 bonus as well for selling the winning ticket.
SuperLotto Plus is California’s own in-state jackpot game. Players pick five numbers from one to 47 plus a Mega number from one to 27. The drawing takes place at Lottery Headquarters in Sacramento Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Devine's winning numbers were 3, 4, 6, 26, 25 and Mega number 22.