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

April 21, 2014 7:28:20 PM PDT
An Oak Park woman wins big and is using her money to give back to her community.

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.