Inland Teacher Wins SuperLotto Plus Jackpot

Inland Teacher Wins SuperLotto Plus Jackpot

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Inland Teacher Wins SuperLotto Plus Jackpot

Sheila Dancy of Corona held the sole winning ticket in Wednesday night’s drawing — and she still can’t believe it.

An Inland Empire special needs teacher is one of California’s newly minted millionaires after winning this week’s SuperLotto Plus jackpot, lottery officials announced Friday.

Sheila Dancy of Corona held the sole winning ticket in Wednesday night’s drawing — and she still can’t believe it.

“I had to leave my job. I went home and just lost it,” Dancy said of her reaction Thursday to confirming that the $1 she spent for a “Quick Pick” ticket turned into a $15 million windfall.

The winning numbers were 9, 15, 18, 21, 22 and 26. According to Dancy, she bought her ticket while purchasing coffee in the 7-Eleven at 702 W. Sixth St., an almost daily routine.

“I’m so glad I won at this 7-Eleven. I love their coffee,” she said.

According to lottery officials, the retailer will receive $75,000.

 
Dancy, who is an instructor at a Rancho Cucamonga-based nonprofit that assists developmentally disabled adults, said she hasn’t decided whether to take the lottery’s 30-year payout, entitling her to the entire $30 million, or accept a lump-sum disbursal of $9.4 million, before taxes.

“I am going to be very sensible with the money,” she said. “Maybe put some away for a college fund for my grandkids and maybe a new car for another family member.”

The 61-year-old, who described herself as a “strong Christian,” counted herself blessed in winning the eight-figure prize.

“It only takes a dollar. I am living proof,” she said.