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July 12, 2013

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July, 2013 | Winners Stories | Southern California

Woman Floored by Huge Lottery Win in LA County


New 20x Crossword Scratchers® has a $750,000 Top Prize

SACRAMENTO – We hear story after story about how people react after discovering they have scored a huge Lottery win. Thana Farhit didn’t disappoint. When we asked her what she did after realizing she had won $750,000 playing the Lottery’s 20x Crossword Scratchers, she told us in great detail. “I said thanks to God, of course,” said Farhit. However, she wasn’t finished. “I kissed the floor 20 times!”

Can you blame her? Winning that kind of money is pretty exciting and can help change the way you do things. “I cook beans. Now, I’m gonna live on shrimp!” joked the happy Lottery winner. All kidding aside, Farhit said the money will help address some legitimate issues her family has been dealing with. 

Farhit purchased her ticket at the 7-Eleven located at 2500 Burbank Boulevard in Burbank (Los Angeles County)

20x Crossword is the California Lottery’s first-ever $10 crossword Scratchers game. The game is the part of the Lottery’s continued effort to give out more prizes, create more winners and earn more money for education. 20x Crossword features a $750,000 top prize and a $75 Fast Spot.

The winning doesn’t stop there – like all Lottery Scratchers games, the 20x Crossword game comes with second chances to win the top prizes. Just subscribe to our 2nd Chance Program and submit any non-winning 20x Crossword Scratchers ticket codes for a chance to win. For more information on the game and a simulation on how to play, 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.

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