A mother of four who won $2 million in the California Lottery during the pandemic was allegedly killed by her husband, who also fatally shot their 1-year-old daughter before turning the gun on himself.

The woman. 31-year-old Tiffani Hill, 31, and her husband, 42-yea-old John Donato, were found dead at their Calera, Oklahoma, home on July 30.

The toddler, Leanne Donato was injured in the shooting and was pronounced dead at the hospital.

According to the investigators, John shot Hill and then turned the gun on himself.

The FBI is investigating the apparent murder-suicide as the incident occurred on tribal land.

Hill won $2 million in November 2020, from a Scratchers lottery ticket, which she purchased at the Valley Springs Mini Mart in Calaveras County.

The store continues to proudly advertise the winning purchase on the front door.

Months after her lottery win, Hill married Donato and moved to Oklahoma with her family.

Hill had described being in an abusive relationship, and she wanted to end it, the family attorney, Theresa McGehee said.

The family believes that Hill was a victim of domestic violence, the attorney said.

"Tiffani was trying to make arrangements with her family," McGehee said. "I wonder if this would have had a different outcome had she reached out to the crisis center," said McGehee.

"Tiffani never reached out to me about anything of that nature but I did speak with her mom. And her mom wants the message that Tiffani was trying to get away from it."

The attorney also questioned the role money played in the fatal attack.

"Could that have sparked that argument? We’ll never have any way of knowing. But I do know there were times it caused conflict between them," said attorney McGehee.

"There are resources that people don't reach out for. She hopes somebody's listening and will think this could be me next, this could be me and my child," she added.

Three other children who were in the home at the time of the shooting were uninjured, police said. Hill’s family is now working to get the children back to California.

The lottery money will reportedly be deposited in a trust for them.

"She was such a kind-hearted, beautiful person. She loved her kids dearly," Hill's sister, Jamie Kern told KTEN.

"She would barely let them out of her sight. Her main goal in this world was to try and make a difference."

A man has been accused of brutally killing his wife for playing Ludo game with another man online on her mobile phone in the Patelnagar area of Dehradun, India on Saturday, May 14. This is a representational image. Pixabay

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