A retiree from Inglewood turned her nonwinning California Lottery ticket into a prize totaling more than $3 million.
Carol Craver won $3.25 million through the Lottery's Scratchers 2nd Chance game. If a ticket isn't an instant winner, its code can be entered into the California Lottery's 2nd Chance Program and added to a weekly pool drawing.
Craver's $5 California Lucky Life ticket didn't win the instant prize, but her loyalty to playing the 2nd Chance Game paid off Monday with the multimillion dollar prize.
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"I've always been lucky, but nothing like this," Craver said. "When I realized what I won, I fell to my knees and began to pray. It's amazing."
Craver will receive $2,500 a week for 25 years. She plans to invest and maybe take a trip to Las Vegas or an Alaskan cruise, Craver said.