Valentine’s Day Gift Pays Off in a Big Way
Couple Wins $2,500 a Week for 25 Years
SACRAMENTO – It pays to be thoughtful on Valentine’s Day – just ask Jacob Barret, who was picking up brand new California Lucky for Life Scratchers® tickets for himself and his wife. It turned out that one of those tickets ended up being a top prize winner of $2,500 a week for 25 years!
Barret bought the winning $5 California Lucky for Life Scratcher at Pavilions, which is located at 3100 West Balboa Boulevard in Newport Beach (Orange County). Barret told us that he initially wanted to buy a $75,000 Poker Scratcher, but couldn’t find it so he chose the Lucky for Life Scratcher. ..and boy is he glad he did. Barret and his wife will enjoy $2,500 payments every week for 25 years, which comes to a grand total of $3,250,000. And they aren’t the only winners. The retailer will receive $16,250 just for selling the winning ticket.
The California Lucky for Life Scratchers family is part of the Lottery’s continued effort to give out more prizes, create more winners and earn more money for education. Games are available at the $1, $2, $5, and $10 price points. Each price point offers a similar play style. If you match any of your numbers to any of the winning numbers you uncover when you scratch the ticket, then you win that prize. If you uncover a money bag symbol, you automatically win the prize associated with it. And, if you uncover a LIFE symbol, you win the top prize for that game – a prize paid out weekly over the course of 25 years, or available as a lump sum amount. As you move up in price from $1 to $10, you have more chances to win and the potential prizes just keep getting higher.
Starting with the $1 game, players can win prizes ranging from a free ticket all the way up to $500 a week for 25 years. Four lucky players will win the top prize, which is also available as a $375,000 lump sum payment. The $2 ticket offers players the chance to win prizes ranging from a free ticket all the way up to $1,000 a week for 25 years. Four lucky players will win the top prize, which is also available as a $750,000 lump sum payment. The $5 ticket offers players the chance to win prizes ranging from a free ticket all the way up to $2,500 a week for 25 years. A whopping 10 lucky players will win the top prize, which is also available as a $1.9 million lump sum payment. And finally, the $10 ticket offers players the chance to win prizes ranging from a free ticket all the way up to the grandest prize of all – $5,000 a week for 25 years. Ten lucky players will win the top prize, which is also available as a lump sum payment of $3,750,000 – the largest instant prize the Lottery has ever offered.
The winning doesn’t stop there – like all Lottery Scratchers games, the California Lucky for Life games come with second chances to win the top prizes, as well as a bonus draw. Just subscribe to our 2nd Chance Program and submit any non-winning California Lucky for Life Scratchers ticket code for a chance to win. Five weekly winners will get $1,000, and one final grand-prize winner will get $10,000. For more information on the bonus draws, please click here.
The mission of the California Lottery is to provide supplemental funding to California schools while simultaneously supporting local communities. More than 96 cents of every dollar spent by our players goes back to local communities in the form of contributions to public schools and colleges, prizes and retail compensation. The California Lottery urges its customers to play responsibly and within their budgets. If you feel you have a gambling problem, or know someone who does, you can get help at 1-800-GAMBLER.