Rosa Dominguez Won California Lottery Twice In One Week

Philippines
July 12, 2017 2:44am CST
In California, 19-year-old Rosa Dominguez won $555,555 from a $5 Power 5’s ticket she bought at a gas station in San Luis Obispo County, and $100,000 from a $5 Lucky Fortune ticket she bought at another gas station in Monterey County, just days apart. She told the California State Lottery that she will go shopping and buy a new car. (link to Winner Stories at calottery.com attached) If I put our household in her very fortunate situation, hmm, we don't need a vehicle, but if we did, my suggestion would be a van, so it has enough space for many people plus our stuff, like 3 rows of seats with storage at the back. And, well, we're also big people, so it would be more comfortable than a car. I would also suggest just second-hand van. It doesn't have to be brand new or top-of-the-line. The bulk of the money will go to more urgent and long-term matters, like helping family members. Would you buy new cars if you won the lottery? Would it be your dream car or something more practical, or even something you can make money from?
Official site for California Lottery
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@LadyDuck (157833)
• Switzerland
12 Jul 17
No, I would not allow my husband to buy a new car, our car is 6 months old and it's perfect. I would buy nothing at all, I think I would make a pension plan with a Swiss insurance to receive a fixed amount every month, so I am sure we do not waste the money and we have a comfortable pension until the end of our days.
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• Philippines
12 Jul 17
aside from your current car being new, you don't really need another car since there's only the two of you and you don't drive. i agree. a pension plan is much better than a lump sum. are there lotteries in switzerland?
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@LadyDuck (157833)
• Switzerland
12 Jul 17
@hereandthere Yes, there are Lotteries in Switzerland, last week someone won the equivalent of about 20 Million dollars. I should try my chance.
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• Philippines
12 Jul 17
@LadyDuck wow, that's huge! are lottery winnings taxed in switzerland? are winner's names and pictures required to be shown?
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@MALUSE (40335)
• Germany
12 Jul 17
Live isn't just, is it? You can read about this already in the Bible. It's called 'Matthew effect'. Luke 19:26, "For I say unto you, That unto every one which hath shall be given; and from him that hath not, even that he hath shall be taken away from him." A 'translation' for simple folk is, "The devil always sh its on the biggest heap."
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• Philippines
12 Jul 17
there are other stories in the website about repeat winners.
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@andriaperry (50790)
• United States
12 Jul 17
I absolute love you!!!!
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@MALUSE (40335)
• Germany
12 Jul 17
@andriaperry Are you talking to me? If so, thank you very much. I feel my belly tickled - as the Germans say.
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@BettyB (4221)
• Summerville, South Carolina
12 Jul 17
No, I wouldn't buy a new car. Ours is older but still running well. I would pay off our mortgage so I wouldn't have to worry about paying that monthly bill and then give some to my sons. I would also give some to my church. I'm a firm believer in sharing my blessings.
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• Philippines
12 Jul 17
paying off the mortgage would be a huge relief. if there's still money left over after sharing with your sons and church, would you travel?
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@BettyB (4221)
• Summerville, South Carolina
12 Jul 17
@hereandthere We travel some now, but I think the trips would be longer and farther away. It would be nice to travel without watching every penny.
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@sishy7 (27646)
• Australia
12 Jul 17
She probably spent it all on a luxurious brand new sports car!
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• Philippines
12 Jul 17
i wondered about that, too, and what she will be shopping for. or maybe she just didn't want to divulge too much.
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@sishy7 (27646)
• Australia
12 Jul 17
@hereandthere She's so young... I'm just afraid her new found fortune won't last too long...
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• Philippines
12 Jul 17
@sishy7 i hope not, but, yeah, there have been many articles about lottery winners eventually going back to their previous economic status.
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@Corbin5 (106704)
• United States
12 Jul 17
I would give a large amount to our son and his wife just so I knew they would be able to handle any hardships that came their way. We already have 3 cars here, so no need for any car buying.
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• Philippines
13 Jul 17
true, one for you, hubby and molly. i think cash is better since your son and wife know best what they need or want to invest in.
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@JudyEv (123432)
• Bunbury, Australia
25 Jul
I might replace my small car which is now getting very old. What a lucky lady to have two such big wins.
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• Philippines
28 Jul
she's doubly lucky alright to defy the odds. i just hope she spends it wisely, since she only mentioned a car and shopping. what car would you buy?
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@JudyEv (123432)
• Bunbury, Australia
28 Jul
@hereandthere It is such a shame when people come by a lot of money but then 'waste' it in a way. I'd buy a nice 4WD so we could explore the more remote parts of Australia.
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• Philippines
28 Jul
@JudyEv i was thinking maybe it was her age (19) and maybe she's gainfully employed and have no housing problems, but here, the first thought would be how to help family. a 4 wheel drive would be perfect for you and vince and you passion for travel and photography. do you mean remote parts of perth or including other states?
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@andriaperry (50790)
• United States
12 Jul 17
If I had 655,000 I would buy a new truck first and then I would begin what I want to build as my new business. Invest some to make me more money, yes and help family a little.
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• Philippines
12 Jul 17
will you stop renting houses? by investing, do you mean like in the stock market?
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@andriaperry (50790)
• United States
13 Jul 17
@hereandthere I would build a new neighborhood and sell each place after I made it perfect!
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• Philippines
13 Jul 17
@andriaperry you probably have ideas about the design, floor plan, construction etc already in your head given your experience.
@gilggg (2667)
• Israel
12 Jul 17
Yes we can dream about the big money and what would do with it...but we must remember that the real money comes from hard working.
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• Philippines
12 Jul 17
of course, but we also don't know how we will react when we receive a windfall.
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@gilggg (2667)
• Israel
12 Jul 17
@hereandthere I wish I'll recieve a windfall
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@kepweng (15108)
• Waikoloa, Hawaii
6 Oct
wow what a very lucky women im betting for 25 years and im still 2 or 3 numbers i can more its zero if you win in lottery what do you buy??
• Philippines
6 Oct
i don't play the lotto because i still don't understand it. i buy scratchit tickets once in a while.