Her mother won a €2 million jackpot playing a slot machine in Atlantic City at the weekend.
Guadalupe Lopez was playing the Wheel of Fortune machines at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa when she hit the jackpot, a casino spokesman said.
“It was divine intervention,” she said. “I have a great devotion to Our Lady of Guadalupe, the patroness of Mexico and the Americas, and had just looked up at the two million dollars and said a little prayer when I hit the jackpot. Our Lady really looks out for me.
“When I won, my knees started shaking and I started yelling and screaming.”
Now she plans to use some of her winnings to start a college fund for her two grandchildren. “I’m all about family. All I ever wanted is to help them, now I can,” she said.