"The store was out," she said in a statement issued by the New York Lottery. "I tried the 'Set for Life' ticket instead. Talk about winning all the marbles."
She plans to split the $5 million winnings with her 67-year-old mother, also named Vilma, according to a New York Lottery spokeswoman.
Both women, who work at the hair salon owned by the daughter, plan to retire.
The New York Lottery plans to issue them checks in quarterly payments annually. The Flushing women are the second winners of the "Set for Life" game and the 202nd millionaire winners of the New York Lottery from Queens.
The winning duo declined to comment further on their new fortune.
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