Lisa Toton says she purchased several tickets after spotting a yellow ladybug, which she’d never seen before. She took it as a sign to stop by a mini-mart.
When she learned she had a winning scratcher, she contacted her sister Laura Poorman to join her at the lottery’s San Francisco-area office to jointly claim the prize.
“Jackpot Scratcher, come home. $6 million, I’m shaking!” Toton wrote to Poorman in a text.
The fraternal sisters with identical voices have been buying lottery tickets since they were 18. They declined to give their age to lottery officials, but did share what they’d like to do with the money.
Toton said she may buy a vacation home and a black GMC Vandura cargo van. Her sister wants to pay off student loans and buy a house.
The sisters have 60 days to decide whether they want to take the prize in a lump sum or spread out into monthly payments.