Aurora woman quits her job, wins $3.3 million jackpot days later

Posted at 3:37 PM, Feb 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-05 18:46:29-05

AURORA, Colo. – Whether it was perfect timing or just pure luck, an Aurora woman who recently quit her job won’t have to worry about putting food on the table any time soon.

That’s because Yahnique S. won the $3.3 million Colorado lottery jackpot last weekend.

Yahnique told lottery officials she was feeling so burned out working as a certified nursing assistant job that she decided to resign.

“My last day was January 17, but I didn’t have anything lined up yet,” she said.

Yanhnique, who has reportedly been an avid Lotto player for more than 30 years, was checking the lottery’s website for winning numbers, and told officials she called her husband to come look at the computer that day. Both of them couldn’t believe what they were seeing.

“I was highly suspicious but then I thought, ‘there’s no way she could mock up their whole website,”” said Bruce, who works in electrical maintenance. “I mean, she knows her way around the computer. But not that well,” he told lottery officials.

The couple -- who have three sons ages 17, 21 and 24 -- have immediate plans to pay bills and make home improvements, officials told Denver7. 

The drawing happened on Sat., Jan. 28, and the winning numbers were 10-14-25-30-31-32.


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