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August 28, 2014

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August, 2014 | Media Advisories and Events

Monterey Daily Derby® Ticket Pulls Off $391,000 Win!


SACRAMENTO – One lucky Daily Derby player has reason to celebrate today. That’s because they won the grand prize in last night’s draw.

That player matched not just one, but all three winning horses (and the final race time) last night to leave our virtual lottery track with a whopping $391,574!

For the record, the winning horses were: 1st place – #5 – “California Classic”; 2nd place – #4 – “Big Ben”; and 3rd place – #2 – “Lucky Star.” The winning race time was a speedy 1:46.60.

While we still don’t know who owns this almost $400,000 ticket, we do know it was purchased near the Monterey Regional Airport at the 7-Eleven located at 2301 North Fremont Street.

The last time someone hit the Daily Derby grand prize was way back on June 6 down in Los Angeles. That ticket was worth almost $580,000.

Daily Derby combines the fun and excitement of horse racing with several ways to win, including the chance to win twice on a single ticket. This unique game was the first horse racing-themed game in the U.S. played on regular Lottery terminals. The game can be played at any of the Lottery’s 21,000 retailers by selecting three horses from a field of 12; one to finish 1st, one to finish 2nd, one to finish 3rd; and a race time.

Lottery players can pick their horses before 6:30 p.m. for the current day’s draw. The Daily Derby draw is held after 6:30 p.m., at which time you can get winning information from your retailer’s terminal, or you can visit the Lottery’s website at for the results.

The California Lottery wants to remind the winner of last night’s race to sign the back of their ticket immediately, keep it in a safe place and contact Lottery officials or visit their local Lottery District Office as soon as possible. Winners have 180 days from the date of the draw to claim prizes.

The California Lottery is a $5 billion enterprise based in Sacramento. It is one of the few state agencies that is a revenue generator, not accepting taxpayer dollars. Its mission is to provide supplemental funding to California schools while simultaneously supporting local communities. In FY 2013-14, the Lottery created 89 new millionaires. More than 95 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.

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