Oak Park woman plans to build shelter for battered women with lottery winnings

April 21, 2014 (OAK PARK, Ill.)

Yajaira Perez struck it rich on a "Good Life" instant lottery ticket.

Perez will receive $5,000 a week for 20 years, or more than $5 million before taxes.

She's a public school teacher who dreamed of creating a rehabilitation center for battered women and children.

Now she plans to create that safe haven.

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