Twin sisters win $6M by playing lotto scratch-offs

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SAN RAMON, Ca. — Sometimes, patience pays off.

After heeding their mother’s advice and buying lottery tickets together since they were 18, a set of twins hit a big jackpot this month.

Laura Poorman and Lisa Toton beat the one in 3 million chance of winning big and won $6 million dollars according to Fox 2 Now.

It all began when Toton was driving and saw a yellow ladybug on her windshield. She took this as a sign, and made a stop at a Fast & Easy mart to buy some lottery tickets, including the two “Set For Life” scratch-offs.

Toton proceeded to her son’s school, where she was parked in the parking lot when she found out that she had won $6 million dollars.

“I’m like ‘Oh my God,’ I’m hyperventilating like I was Kim Kardashian, ugly crying,” Toton said.

She proceeded to call her sister, who was in the midst of her work day at the time.

“I was on a conference call at work, and she kept calling and calling,” Poorman said. After not answering the repeated calls, Poorman received a text message from Toton telling her to come home.

“Come home now scratcher jackpot.”

Poorman replied confused before Toton said, “Six million I’m shaking.”

“That’s when she got my attention,” Poorman said. “I mean, I’m not coming home for a thousand bucks!”

Despite their new millionaire status, the sisters haven’t done anything too extravagant yet.

“You think angels are going to be singing and all this cool stuff is going to happen and we went to Fuddrucker’s,” Poorman said.

“We bought 20 pairs of socks and that’s been our splurge thus far,” Toton said.

The sisters are splitting the money 60-40 with Poorman getting the bigger share because she is the one who bought the ticket.