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December 20, 2012

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December, 2012 | Winners Stories | Northern California

NorCal Man Wins $1 Million Scratchers® Prize


SACRAMENTO – Jose Angulo is the California Lottery’s latest $1 million prize winner, thanks to the $250 Million Cash Spectacular Scratchers game.

Angulo and his dad came into the Lottery’s Sacramento District Office this morning to claim the game’s top prize after he scratched the big winner yesterday afternoon. Angulo and his father were together when he bought the winning Scratchers ticket, and he said that as soon as he realized he was a $1 million winner he gave his dad a huge hug.

When asked what he would like to do with his winnings, Angulo said he hopes to buy a house.

Angulo bought his ticket at Dry Creek Liquor, which is located at 630 C Street in Galt (Sacramento County). The retailer is a winner too. Dry Creek Liquor will receive a $5,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.

The $250 Million Cash Spectacular Scratchers ticket is part of the Lottery’s continued effort to give out more prizes, create more winners and earn more money for education. The oversized ticket features a unique holographic design and, in total, offers more than a quarter of a billion dollars in prizes. To play, simply match any of “Your Numbers” to any of the six “Winning Numbers” and win that prize. Uncover a “star” symbol and win $100 instantly. Uncover a “WIN” symbol and win all 20 prizes automatically! Overall game odds of winning a prize are 1 in 3.50. Odds of winning the top prize are 1 in 1.2 million.

And remember, checking the daily draw results is easier than ever. All past and current Lottery draw results can be obtained for FREE by dialing 1-800-LOTTERY and selecting option 2, or via our website at

The mission of the California Lottery is to provide supplemental funding to California schools while simultaneously supporting local communities. More than 94 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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