By Todd Northrop
SPRING VALLEY, Calif. — A winning scratch-off lottery ticket worth $2 million was sold at a Spring Valley, California, 'mom and pop' shop that had only been selling lottery tickets for a month, lottery officials announced Monday.
The winner wished to remain anonymous, but lottery officials said the "Set for Life" ticket was purchased last week at Ray's Market at 9762 Campo Road.
Ray's Market opened for business six years ago and just started selling California Lottery tickets in July.
"It's all the more remarkable that they've already had a big winner," California Lottery spokesman Russ Lopez said.
Raymond Kassab, the store's manager, described the winner as "a regular customer here, and he's a really nice guy."
The "Set for Life" game pays out $100,000 annually over 20 years.
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