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Grocery store employee wins $9M lottery, immediately quits job

Sep 6, 2019, 3:20 pm

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WOODLAND, Calif. — Plenty of Californians spent their hard-earned money on Super Lotto tickets hoping to be Saturday night's lucky winner.

Woodland Raley's assistant store team leader Toni Jones said she always joked with her employees if they won the jackpot.

"When it gets to 37, 38 million, people will pull together. And I've always joked, 'Oh great, if you guys win when you're on, call in tomorrow,' " Jones said. "Never did I think that I would have ever somebody do that!"

Well, on Sunday, Jones said while laughing that the Super Lotto drawing was no laughing matter for one of her employees.

One of her employees won $9 million with her Super Lotto ticket from the Raley's, but news came to her a little bit late.

Jones said the employee, who isn't being identified at this time, left work on her lunch break, asked her spouse if they had won and they did.

The employee went back to work to break the news of this big payout.

"Out of nowhere behind me, she comes out and says I was the one who won the ticket," Guillermo Munoz said. "And we were just like what and then she was just like shooting with like excitement."

Jones said, "It's amazing to think she works for four hours and then went home and found out she was a multimillionaire."

Jones said the employee told her she was quitting her job at the grocery store following this massive win.

"When she quit, I did make a comment that you do realize you don't have any medical benefits if you quit," Jones said. "She kind of put her head on her shoulder and laughed at me."

Her now-former coworker said this winning employee was deserving to get this life-changing ticket.

"She seems like a very nice genuine person. I'm just happy that she got what she got," Munoz said.

"You can tell that at home she's got a lot on her plate too," Felix Castaneda said.

Jones said there's a formal announcement in the works to present the employee who won ticket.

"Just to know that somebody from this community won is great. But to realize it's actually a team member that so deserves it... it's just unbelievable," Jones said.

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Posted: September 6, 2019, 3:33 pm - IP Logged

IF i had 9 million dollars I would quit too:) good for her

Don't ever fall in love with a number it will always break ur heart!

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    Posted: September 6, 2019, 3:34 pm - IP Logged

    Hit the California Super Lotto for $9M: Gone in a Flash for Better Times!

    A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions!

    Catch-22: A dilemma or difficult circumstance from which there is no escape because of mutually conflicting or dependent conditions.

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      music*'s avatar - DiscoBallGlowing
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      Posted: September 6, 2019, 6:00 pm - IP Logged

      Winners are encouraged to read the California Winners Handbook which can be found at www.calottery.com click on the Win tab, look on the left side of the next page and then click on Winners Handbook. A choice of languages is also a step. 

        Don't forget Uncle Sam and his 37% tax. California does not tax lottery products and there are no city taxes. That saves at least 13% which the IRS will take as payment for the rest of your Fed taxes after paying 24%.

       

       Congratulations to this winner. $1,000,000.00 = $50,000.00 per year X 20 years.

       

       One mistake she has already made is she told someone else. She could have phoned her resignation in. She has all the time in the World to tell her secret. If you do not tell anyone than nobody else will know. People cannot read your mind.

       

       Saint Judes Children Hospital is an excellent choice for a charity. Thank You Danny Thomas.

      Playing the Lottery is more like a past time than a hobby.

        Cassie8620's avatar - oGH0ok
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        Posted: September 6, 2019, 6:16 pm - IP Logged

        Toni Jones...

        I think that's her name. Gotta re-read, in my home state,

        for 3 decades, so this is wonderful, another California winner,

        and i am thrilled for Ms.Jones...My brother's wife Natalie lived in this area, of my CALI for years, prior to marrying my brother David few yrs ago.

         

        White BounceLove this.

         

        Congrats, heck, she can now easily buy a few stores or more, or anythingLOLLOLLOL for that matter, so i get why she quit, this is great!

        I am sure her worries of money, steady positive cash flow, Party

         

        medical/insurance that is, all is now gone, and i pray

        she invest, and utilize it wisely.

        Great story! Congrats."Hurray!

        Cassie($$$ ) BananaWon over 13G's!(Spring2020) + a total (in 2019) 22,000.Time to break the bank!$$$ 

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          Cassie8620's avatar - oGH0ok
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          Posted: September 6, 2019, 6:18 pm - IP Logged

          Winners are encouraged to read the California Winners Handbook which can be found at www.calottery.com click on the Win tab, look on the left side of the next page and then click on Winners Handbook. A choice of languages is also a step. 

            Don't forget Uncle Sam and his 37% tax. California does not tax lottery products and there are no city taxes. That saves at least 13% which the IRS will take as payment for the rest of your Fed taxes after paying 24%.

           

           Congratulations to this winner. $1,000,000.00 = $50,000.00 per year X 20 years.

           

           One mistake she has already made is she told someone else. She could have phoned her resignation in. She has all the time in the World to tell her secret. If you do not tell anyone than nobody else will know. People cannot read your mind.

           

           Saint Judes Children Hospital is an excellent choice for a charity. Thank You Danny Thomas.

          I would get it in one juicy secured-LUMP SUM $$$

          whether i am younger 20s, under thirty,

          or thirties/forties fifty etc, i would never do,

          PER YEAR, with how the messed up Gov't is."

           

          No, thank you.Not taking a risk. lol and i didn't think about that MUSIC "resign"

          by calling it in etc.al., Smiley"interesting, and i agree.

           

          I just think she was so excited, in shock, "very very happy" ya know.  I would definitely be helping the homelessness, first and foremost, and those in a prison (excessive bail for some while others are easily able to "walk out with a low bail.")

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          I would definitely, help in this way and smile while paying it forward, to remain blessed."I like the charity you're citing too, Music.

          Have a great evening,and btw, good luck with your lottery games tonight and all month."

          Cassie($$$ ) BananaWon over 13G's!(Spring2020) + a total (in 2019) 22,000.Time to break the bank!$$$ 

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            Posted: September 6, 2019, 6:33 pm - IP Logged

            Toni Jones...

            I think that's her name. Gotta re-read, in my home state,

            for 3 decades, so this is wonderful, another California winner,

            and i am thrilled for Ms.Jones...My brother's wife Natalie lived in this area, of my CALI for years, prior to marrying my brother David few yrs ago.

             

            White BounceLove this.

             

            Congrats, heck, she can now easily buy a few stores or more, or anythingLOLLOLLOL for that matter, so i get why she quit, this is great!

            I am sure her worries of money, steady positive cash flow, Party

             

            medical/insurance that is, all is now gone, and i pray

            she invest, and utilize it wisely.

            Great story! Congrats."Hurray!

            Toni Jones was the asst team leader, not the winner. The winner hasn't been named.

            CAN'T WIN IF YOU'RE NOT IN

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              Posted: September 6, 2019, 6:52 pm - IP Logged

              Printed my copy maybe a decade ago and still have not won!   However it is a very well written publication and one day I'll get to use it.

               

              Congratulations to the winner; too bad she hadn't heard of the saying 'loose lips sink ships.'

               

              Good luck music* on MM tonight; was going to ask you a question, but will check CA lottery site to see if my answer is there!

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                Double congrats 1 for winning and 1 for escaping the grocery store. ENJOY!

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                  Posted: September 6, 2019, 11:45 pm - IP Logged

                  Congrats on the $9 mil win.

                  The previous jackpot was won just 10 days earlier. It was $72 mil won by one ticket.

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                    Posted: September 7, 2019, 12:48 am - IP Logged

                    Sully said it best..

                     

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                      Duh!  Of course you quit your job.  Congrats and enjoy your life!

                      Happy healthy wealthy and wise.

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                        Duh!  Of course you quit your job.  Congrats and enjoy your life!

                        plumsage, I like your signature and how you added the word "Happy" to it.

                         Happy, Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise.

                         A win will definitely propel one in that direction. 

                        Playing the Lottery is more like a past time than a hobby.

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                          Toni Jones was the asst team leader, not the winner. The winner hasn't been named.

                          oh thank you, yea RCB, i was re-reading it slower, a day ago and thanks for pointing this out.Smiley

                          So happy for the winner.

                           

                          Good luck on your lottery games,RCB.

                          Cassie($$$ ) BananaWon over 13G's!(Spring2020) + a total (in 2019) 22,000.Time to break the bank!$$$ 

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                            plumsage, I like your signature and how you added the word "Happy" to it.

                             Happy, Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise.

                             A win will definitely propel one in that direction. 

                            Thank you and happy healthy wealthy and wise to u as well!

                            Happy healthy wealthy and wise.