Human Interest California Teen Wins Lottery Twice in One Week, Collecting More Than $650K: 'I Just Wanted to Cry' Rosa Dominguez, 19, won $555,555 off a lotto ticket — then, a few days later, she struck gold again! By Jason Duaine Hahn Jason Duaine Hahn Jason Hahn is a Human Interest and Sports Reporter for PEOPLE. He's worked at PEOPLE's Los Angeles Bureau as a writer and reporter since 2017 and has interviewed the likes of Kobe Bryant, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Tom Brady. He has a B.A. in English from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Master's degree in Journalism from Columbia University. He previously worked for Complex Magazine in New York City. People Editorial Guidelines Published on July 11, 2017 12:29 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: California State Lottery To all you hopefuls holding on to the prospect of winning the lottery even once, you might want to befriend Rosa Dominguez to see if her luck will rub off on you—because she just had one of the most legendary weeks of all time. While on a recent drive home to California from Arizona, 19-year-old Dominguez bought lottery tickets while pumping gas in San Luis Obispo County, California. When she scratched off the Power 5’s ticket she purchased for $5, Dominguez discovered she had won the top prize of $555,555. “I was so nervous I just wanted to cry,” Dominguez told officials from the California Lottery. A few days later, Dominguez decided to test her luck another time. She went to a local Valero gas station in Greenfield—a city in Monterey County—and bought a $5 Lucky Fortune Scratcher. For the second time in a week, Dominguez won the top prize, this time to the tune of $100,000. This brought the total winnings of her epic week to $655,555. Talk about a return on investment! The California Lottery says that Dominguez recently visited their East Bay District Office to claim her prizes. If you’re wondering what she’s going to do with her newfound fortune, Dominguez says she’s simply going shopping and buying a new car. No telling if she plans to see if she can go three-for-three.