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September 30, 2013

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September, 2013 | Winners Stories | Southern California

Retiree with Big Heart Wins Fantasy 5 Top Prize Worth Nearly $176,000

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SACRAMENTO – Michael Margis is a retiree with a big heart. It shows in how he reacted to winning a large Lottery prize, and also how he plans to spend it. Margis won the $175,604 top prize in last Wednesday’s Fantasy 5 draw, matching all five winning numbers:  20, 31, 24, 1 and 38.

Margis bought his usual Lottery tickets last Wednesday (Daily 4 and Fantasy 5), and he actually got lucky on both – at least he thought he did. “My numbers came in on Daily 4, but in the wrong order, and I marked the wrong box so I was pretty upset I didn’t win the $200,” he explained. “Until I checked my Fantasy 5 ticket, then I was fine with it,” he laughed. “Once I checked Fantasy 5, I called my wife who was running an errand and told her to hurry home. And then I went out and bought champagne and a cake so we could celebrate.”

Not only did he treat his wife to an impromptu celebration, but he plans to also treat her to a dream vacation by taking the train all the way to Georgia. “We wanted to see the country but driving ourselves doesn’t sound appealing, so this will be perfect,” he said. Margis also plans to treat his son to a trip to Vegas, possibly treat himself to a trip to Graceland, and donate to a charity in Tijuana, Mexico that helps the homeless. His giving ways have probably played a part in his karma, as this is not the first Lottery prize he has won. He won $10,000 on a Scratchers® ticket and won a 2nd Chance drawing on an Elvis Scratchers ticket where he won a prize pack that included a jacket, a record album and a wristwatch (which he will wear to Graceland).

If you check your tickets and discover that you’ve won big, the California Lottery reminds you to sign the back of your tickets, keep them in a safe place and contact Lottery officials or visit your local Lottery District Office as soon as possible. Winners have 180 days from the date of the draw to claim prizes.

Fantasy 5 offers some of the best odds of any California Lottery game. A player wins the Fantasy 5 jackpot simply by matching five numbers out of a field of 39. Winning numbers are drawn every day. The top prize starts at $50,000 and increases daily until it is hit. Tickets are $1 and can be purchased from any of the more than 21,000 California Lottery retailers.

And be sure to participate in the California Lottery’s Fantasy 5 Bonus Bucks promotion. For every purchase of $5 or more of Fantasy 5 on a single ticket you will automatically receive a Fantasy 5 Bonus Bucks code. Enter the code at https://secondchance.calottery.com/second-chance/index/index/type/FANTASY5/ to participate in weekly draws for a chance to win cash prizes up to $10,000.


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.

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