SALEM – A Milwaukie woman has been extremely lucky recently. In the past two months, she's won $102,000 from the Oregon Lottery.
Lorena Williams' lottery fortune started off "small," with two wins of $1,000 each. Each time she bought a Crossword Riches Scratch-it, she won $1,000.
But at the end of the day on May 15th, that all changed.
She had a good feeling, so she decided to buy another ticket at the Sunny Corner Market. And this ticket was a winner as well.
At first she thought she had won another $1,000. But then she looked closer.
“I always verify my tickets with the machine and I had missed a few numbers, it was for $100,000,” said Williams as she claimed her prize in Salem. “The clerk and I started hugging each other and I almost passed out!”
Williams said she thinks her late mother sent her the good luck, since they used to play the crossword scratch-its together.
After taxes, Williams' winnings were a little over $67,000. And she already has plans on how to spend it.
“I am going to go on a trip, pay off some bills and help some of my friends,” Williams, an army veteran, said. “It’s great!”