South Bay woman wins $750,000 from $10 scratcher ticket

SAN JOSE (BCN) — A San Jose woman is getting closer to her goal of buying a home after winning $750,000 on a $10 Crossword Ca$h scratcher ticket from the California Lottery, according to Lottery Officials.

Ruth Botal, 36, is a registered nurse. Botal was on her way to work when she purchased the winning ticket at the E-Z Market at 3305 San Felipe Road in San Jose.

Botal had another $1,000 win several months back, and reportedly told lottery officials that she intends to continue participating in the state lottery.

“I’m not gonna (sic) stop playing,” Botal said. “There’s more to come. I’m always thinking positive.”

The California Department of Public Health has a variety of services available for problem gamblers, including no-cost counseling. For more information go to

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