On her nineteenth birthday, Dalis Cruz won $250,000 from a lottery ticket that she purchased at a store in her neighborhood.
“I was so thrilled! Back then, that was a lot of money,” she said. “I bought my mother a new house in Puerto Rico and put myself through college.”
She used some of her lotto winnings to pay for tuition at the University of Puerto Rico. There, she earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing – an investment in herself that would continue to pay dividends for years and, little did she know at the time, would open doors for a new career later in her life at Florida Career College. READ MORE