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[KHTS] – A 21-year-old Valencia woman who won $1 million on a Scratchers ticket from the California Lottery said she doesn’t know if it’s sunk in yet. But there were a few people she wanted to help with her winnings.

“I’m going to live every day like I never won the money,” said Lindsay Sharbutt, who’s studying political science at College of the Canyons.

Sharbutt, who aspires toward a career as a political analyst, doesn’t plan on quitting her day job as operations coordinator at 211 Enterprises, a Valencia-based company.

“I won the ticket on Sunday, and I was at work on Monday,” she said.

LindsaySharbuttBut there are a few things she’d like to do with her $650,000 winnings, she said, which is about what was left from the $1 million prize after taxes were withdrawn.

Scratcher tickets don’t offer a 20-year option, so the winnings are paid in a lump-sum check.

Lindsay’s brother Dylan, who is serving in the Navy in Bahrain, is getting a first-class trip home when his unit is due to return to the United States, she said.

“I’m excited to be able to do that for him,” Sharbutt said. “It’s a 24-hour flight and he’s been in the Middle East for the last year.”

She’s already contacted Circle of Hope, a Santa Clarita Valley nonprofit that works with those battling cancer, about setting up a program with local school districts.

“I want to raise money and awareness,” she said.

The program would be aimed at helping children who are dealing with parents who have the illness.

“I’m in talks with them for what I can do financially and and volunteer-wise,” Sharbutt said. “I feel like I have the opportunity to do something now and I would be disappointed (if I didn’t).”

She also mentioned plans to move out to her own place, and was looking at apartments, she said.

Initially, Sharbutt thought she had won $1,000, she said.

“I thought, ‘Oh my gosh, I can’t wait to pay off my credit card, I can’t wait to call my mom,’” she said. “And then I found out it was $1 million.”

Her mom didn’t believe her when she first told her, Sharbutt said.

“I called my mom and, at first, she goes, ‘No, you didn’t – if I drive down there and this is a joke.’”

Her mother remained in disbelief when she arrived at the Smoke 4 Less shop in Castaic, where Sharbutt purchased the tickets, because Sharbutt was so stunned she wasn’t really reacting to her own good fortune.

“And then she realized, it was real and she started crying,” she said.

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  1. She’s ready to own a home:)

  2. Ray Cruz Ray Cruz says:

    ^lol shameless self promotion.

  3. Paul Mahone Paul Mahone says:

    Nice! That’s like $400,000.00 after taxes!

  4. Wow!! Congrats Lindsay Grace Sharbutt!!

  5. It’ll be gone in three months.

  6. Nic Miller Nic Miller says:

    Someone’s a lil jealous.

  7. Gayle Farrow says:

    Wow! Congratulations, Lindsay Sharbutt! What a great cause to support, too. I have a nephew who is struggling with that devastating situation, and I cannot thank you enough for your compassion! Your mom must be so proud of you – I’m sure she was before you won the money, too! ;-)

  8. Wow! I heard someone young lady won, but didn’t know it was her! Awesome!!!

  9. Kathi Cole Kathi Cole says:

    Congratulations no matter how you decide to spend YOUR money!!

  10. Gayle Farrow Gayle Farrow says:

    Wow! Congratulations, Lindsay Sharbutt! What a great cause to support, too. I have a nephew who is struggling with that devastating situation, and I cannot thank you enough for your compassion! Your mom must be so proud of you – I’m sure she was before you won the money, too! ;-)

  11. Yay!!! Congrats Lindsey!!! So nice to see one of my sons classmates win the lottery!!!

  12. Congratulations!!! That’s so wonderful!

  13. Brad Hoskins Brad Hoskins says:

    Lollll at Danielle Halyak just lookin for some self promotion. Too funny

  14. That’s a nice way to start her journey into adulthood! Hopefully she will use it wisely! Congrats!

  15. Make sure you get a very reputable CPA my husband handles lots of money for the rich and famous it’s so important you have that in order. Congratulations

  16. she did here with my girls when they were in the middle school

  17. Brian Fisher Brian Fisher says:

    Save your money, take care of your family, don’t feel obligated to give money to every fool that begs for it. Congratulations!!!!!

  18. sorry, cheer with my girls

  19. Neil Wachs Neil Wachs says:

    Laura’s Beauty Supply..20% OFF !!!

  20. I wonder how many people have hit her up for some cash so far lol

  21. Good for her….school is now paid for!

  22. Bailley Dee Bailley Dee says:

    Dominique Wald Alexa Paige OH OKAY WHY DOES THIS NEVER HAPPEN TO US

  23. What a blessing God is great

  24. Congratulations….why couldn’t this be my 21yr old. ..

  25. Kerri Spurlin says:

    That is a smart girl with a warm heart that deserves to win this money. Nicely stated Lindsey!!!

  26. A smart girl with a warm heart!

  27. Nina Selkirk Nina Selkirk says:

    Where we’re you on this one Jeremiah Sardoma??

  28. Now she will be able to pay for college without taking a $100k loan :D lmao ^^

  29. Well deserved. She’s a great gal.

  30. Good for her, hope she knows how to keep the sharks from circling! 2 words: FINANCIAL PLANNER

  31. I’m a scratcher Fein!!! Where did you purchase this winner?? Congrats!!!

  32. Invest, invest, invest!

  33. Congrats ! Yes invest …. PM me I can refer you to someone to help you…

  34. With a name like Sharbutt, she karmically EARNED that check. Go Lindsay! Don’t spend it all on Starbucks and ugg boots!

  35. That’s awesome! What a sweet young lady with a kind heart.

  36. Kyle James Kyle James says:

    Buy 1 million more Scratchers!

  37. Congrats Lindsay, that’s awesome.

  38. Where did she buy the ticket??

  39. Rick Dodger Rick Dodger says:

    What scratcher was it?

  40. Put the money away
    Just finish school and do what you love

  41. Diamond dummy, look at the picture

  42. Mark Calland Mark Calland says:

    Maybe the chargers can borrow money for a new qb

  43. Hopefully she lives up to her name…..SharButt

  44. Yolanda Hall Yolanda Hall says:

    Omg, yay. Congratulations. How exciting.

  45. Get a degree under ur belt then do what u want.

  46. Craig Buelna Craig Buelna says:

    Nice local win that’s cool I’m sure she’ll further her education with the winnings & help her family

  47. Love her attitude, congrats lucky Scv girl. Yeah !,,, I buy lottery tickets in same shop you won at!,,,

  48. Alyssa Banko says:

    Congrats Lindsey, glad to see your mom set the story straight!

  49. Dréa Rewal Dréa Rewal says:

    She’s amazing! Congrats Linds!! You deserve it!

  50. Congratulations!!! Great attitude!

  51. Carla Strand Carla Strand says:

    Omg !!!, hopefully she spend this money wisely !

  52. Congrats!..Glad to see someone from scv having some good come

  53. Congrats!! It’s about time some good things are happening to good people!

  54. LOOLOLOLOLOLOLOLO Now you can buy me an effing tamagochi.

  55. Congratulations! Good for you!

  56. I am very happy 4 u . I hope u have a very nice life. B very careful people will come out of the woodwork wanting 2 b ur friend. Get u a good Attourney & financial advisor u can trust. Enjoy ur money & have fun sweetie. I wish u the best. What place did u buy ticket? I have been playing 4 a couple months now. I never played in past. -/:D Dorothy

  57. Casey Gault Casey Gault says:

    Lol first millionaire from West Ranch

  58. Pete Turner says:

    As a student, I wonder if she studied lottery history to help her achieve the win! Meanwhile, if you’re interested, I have my own little just-for-fun page which generates my personal quick pick numbers. As I say, it is strictly just for fun, but you never know your luck! Look out for VillaLibra if you want to see if you can locate it.

  59. Yahoooo!!! So happy for you Lindsay Grace Sharbutt. U deserve every penny, sweet girl!!!!

  60. Congrates to her. May all her dreams come true

  61. Well there goes another young person not signing up for Obamacare!!! Congrats

  62. CONGRATULATIONS!! My first advice is that you must first talk to a financial adviser don’t let family & friends dictate how you spend your money remember 1M this days don’t go very far if you don’t use wisely,a must for you to start also will be a condominium for under 300K in valencia & save for your college education Good luck.Angel your local REALTOR

  63. Invest it and give some to charity

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