Pennies, actually millions, from heaven.

Tupac once rapped, "This'll be the realest thing I ever wrote."

With apologies to 'Pac, this'll be the surrealist thing I ever wrote.

As reported by California Lotto and my colleague Mary Duan, aka Mary Messenger, her husband Chuck Messenger won $2.7 million last night.

Coincidentally or not so coincidentally, she left for vacation this afternoon, just as news went public.

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"This has been one lunatic day," she texts.

The vacation was pre-scheduled.

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Janet Collins

Congratulations, Mary and family...I guess I should be congratulating your husband, but I'm sure he will share..What a wonderful retirement...

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