A hairdresser who was running late called up Marylin Looney and suggested she go scratch tickets first. That proved to be a good idea.
The owner of the Selden convenience store where she bought the tickets could not contain his excitement while telling Looney she had just won $7 million. The winner immediately called her daughter up to relay the happy news, then went over next door to hug her hairdresser.
At 82, with her husband in a home, Looney says there is little she needs. She wants better medical care for her and her husband, to buy a house for the family and perhaps take a trip to Disneyland. The bulk of her winnings will be used to pay off all their family’s debts and for her daughter and her family.