Originally published in print and online at The Auburn Journal July 30, 2009
Tanya Worrell of Alta never imagined buying one lottery ticket scratcher would lead her to Los Angeles and a new car.
“I didn’t think I’d win anything that big,” Worrell said. “It was like a party in the parking lot after I bought it.”
After uncovering the words “TV SHOW” three times on her ticket, Worrell, her family, and her brother flew down to Los Angeles to be a contestant on the California Lottery game show “Make Me a Millionaire.”
“My husband and I had decided when we went out that we would make a vacation of it and go to Disneyland,” she said. “But Disneyland was a lot more fun after winning a car.”
Worrell said that at first being on TV was nerve-wracking, but that once she was on the stage she couldn’t even see the audience…
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