Tehachapi woman wins $5 million from Lucky Streak Scratcher ticket

Posted at 3:18 PM, Mar 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-27 18:19:39-04

A lottery player in Tehachapi who misread her Lucky Streak Scratcher ticket learned she had won $5 million instead of $500,000.

Ramesh Bhambi had only been playing the California Lottery for about a year but had already won a thousand dollars several times.

She buys tickets from stores all around town.

The winning ticket was purchased at Mount Village Express on Mill Street in Tehachapi.

The business itself receives a $25,000 retailer bonus as well.


Bhambi will receive her $5 million prize in a lump sum amount of $2.9 million, less federal taxes.