Lottery Winner Played the Birthdays of Her Kids and Grandkids

Keep hope alive.

That is what Audelia Ramírez did, and she must be one happy woman now.

At 73, the grandmother of eight is a SuperLotto winner, thanks to the birthday-related numbers she picked in a nod to her children and grandchildren.

The birthdays helped her clinch half the $18 million California SuperLotto.

The California Lottery said Thursday that Ramírez claimed her $9 million prize Wednesday and said she'd love to buy a new house after living in a small apartment for years. Ramírez has six children and eight grandchildren.

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Another winning ticket sold at Junior Liquor in San Diego remains unclaimed.

The winning numbers were: 22, 27, 32, 31, 2 and Mega 11.

This is based on a story by The Associated Press.

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