An Agoura Hills woman and her co-worker at an independent telephone company have claimed the $64 million Mega Millions Lottery
jackpot, officials said Tuesday.
Zahra Vasseghi of Agoura Hills and Thu Thao Truong of El Monte bought the lucky ticket at a smoke shop in a downtown Los
Angeles shopping mall, according to state lottery officials. They checked their numbers online last Friday and discovered
they had won.
"We thought we were seeing it wrong," one woman told lottery officials. They kept quiet at first but "were screaming inside."
The women opted to take the full cash amount, which totals $42.7 million.
While the winners said they didn't want any personal information released, they did say they plan to use their winnings to
help family, to support charity and "to go to the Bellagio (in Las Vegas) and get a suite!"
And, incredibly, the women also plan to continue working.
The winning ticket with lucky numbers - 2, 18, 20, 39, 15, and Mega number 34 - was purchased at Smoke N' Stuff, at 750 W.
7th St., officials said.