The San Francisco Bay Area's newest millionaire is a college student from Newark.
ChristianAimee Reyes won $35 million in last weekend's SuperLOTTO Plus drawing. The college student bought the winning ticket in Newark over the weekend and with it, no doubt, a whole new arena of friends.
Reyes said she was cooking dinner for her family Saturday night when her parents decided to go to the store. She asked them to buy her three SuperLOTTO Plus tickets and the rest is history.
On Monday, while watching the news, she heard the winning ticket was purchased in Newark at the same store where her parents shop.
"I checked the numbers, then I screamed and had the entire family double-check the numbers to make sure they matched and they did," she said.
Reyes chose the cash option and will receive approximately $16.5 million after taxes. Reyes said she only plays the Lottery once in awhile.
"I plan to live a very happy life and help my family to live a very happy life as well," she said.
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The winning ticket was purchased at Lion Food Center located at 39055 Cedar Boulevard #168 in Newark. The retailer will receive a bonus of $175,000 for selling the winning ticket.