FREMONT -- A Newark woman is $1 million richer after claiming the top prize in the California Lottery's $1,000,000 Fortune Scratchers game, lottery officials said Monday.

Carolyn Rodriguez, a retired catering employee, bought her winning ticket on Friday at Kwik & Convenient Food Liquor & Wine, 3157 Walnut Ave. in Fremont, according to a California Lottery spokesman Alex Traverso.

"I'm still overwhelmed," Rodriguez said after claiming her prize. "I love cats and plan to adopt as many as possible."

The game is a $10 Scratchers game played on an oversized red and gold ticket that offers players 21 chances to win various prizes. To win, players match any of their numbers to any of the six winning numbers to win that prize.

The overall game odds of winning a prize are 1 in 3.30. The odds of winning the top prize are 1 in 1.2 million.

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