Kaiser’s ‘lucky 7’ hit $315 million jackpot

first_imgANAHEIM – Reporters and would-be millionaires swarmed a mom-and-pop gift shop Wednesday where a winning $315 million lottery ticket was sold, then shifted to the Kaiser Permanente medical center in Garden Grove when they found out seven employees there shared the golden ticket. The “lucky seven,” as people have begun to call them, have asked to stay anonymous for now, said Kaiser spokeswoman Barbara Shipnuck. “People had stopped playing because nobody was winning,” said a secretary at the medical center who declined to identify herself. “Now they have.” It was the third-richest prize won with a single ticket in the history of lotteries in the United States. The numbers drawn Tuesday night were: 2-4-5-40-48 and mega number 7. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The ticket was bought at Rainbow Water, Juice, Flower & Gift. At the tiny sundries shop not far from Disneyland, Raquel Cordova was busy fielding interviews and selling more lottery tickets. The family will receive $1 million for selling the winning ticket. A couple of years ago, owners Guadalupe and Jose Cordova were considering selling the store but changed their minds, their daughter said. “My mom’s like ‘no, no, someday I’ll hit it big and I’ll be able to retire,” said Raquel, 20. Her mother was shaking after receiving the telephone call notifying her of the win, her daughter said. Guadalupe, 52, and Jose, 53, decided to take the day off and let their kids work, Raquel said. “Mom’s gonna take a long vacation … she’s here seven days a week, even on Sundays,” Raquel said. As for her father, “he’s too excited. He can’t work,” she said. Her sister, 18-year-old Mayra, also works at the store after school and her brother, Jose Jr., 29, used to man the counter when he was younger, Raquel said. Her parents are considering taking a vacation in Las Vegas but Raquel said she is holding out for Brazil.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

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