Mariángeles Torregrosa and her daughter Desirée Agorreta, owners of the tobacconist who has distributed the large prize.

From tramp to millionaire after playing the Bonoloto in Alicante: "You have solved my life!"

These are days of joy and emotion at the tobacconist’s Mariangeles. The Bonoloto draw last Monday night distributed 1.2 million euros to a ticket issued at its premises. Almost nothing. The next day a feeling of joy mixed with mystery in the tobacconist. Who will be the awarded person? “When we didn’t know who he was, they told us that we would never see the winner in our lives,” says Mariángeles, the owner of the tobacconist’s, on the other end of the phone.

The surprise was great when they discovered that the person awarded with such a fortune was the woman who begged for alms at the doors of the supermarket across the street. “You have solved my life!”, shouted the winner when she went to collect the award at the tobacconist located at number 70 of the avenue of Orihuela, in Alicante.

Coincidences of life, the call from EL ESPAÑOL coincides with a visit by the winner to the premises. “The lucky one just came in to greet us and kiss us again. He comes every day,” says the owner. So the question is a must. Would it be possible to talk to her? Mariángeles tries his luck:

“Hey, do you want to talk to the paper?”

-No no no! – the winner is heard exclaiming, that she prefers to remain anonymous. So be it.

“It has been very exciting for her. She keeps doing what she always did, what she did every day”. Everything, except begging, of course. At the moment, this neighbor has not confessed what she will do with her newly won fortune. “She has children, so I imagine that she will distribute,” explains the tobacconist.

Mariángeles Torregrosa and her daughter Desirée Agorreta, owners of the tobacconist who has distributed the large prize.


Mariángeles Torregrosa and her daughter Desirée Agorreta are in charge of the tobacconist who has distributed this fortune. “We had given 36,000 euros, but we had never given a prize like this. We are very happy because I am the fifth generation running the business and my daughter, who works with us, is the sixth. And all women!”

The news arrived on Monday night: “We were at home and they called us at 10:40 p.m. to tell us that we had sold the first prize of the Bonoloto and I almost fell down the aisle with emotion,” recalls Mariángeles.

The next day he learned that the winner was this neighbor known to all. Her routine had been the same for years. She arrived early at the supermarket across the street and spent the morning begging. Around two in the afternoon, she would arrive at the tobacconist’s to buy a lottery ticket. “Bonoloto and Primitiva were always taken, not Euromillion because he was very expensive”.

Source: Elespanol

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