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July 18, 2013

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July, 2013 | Winners Stories | Northern California

Lodi Junior College Student Wins Top Prize on $500,000 Riches Scratchers® Ticket


Amie Shroyer 400

SACRAMENTO – Amie Shroyer was just running through the typical mundane task of buying gas last month when she decided to try her luck on a $500,000 Riches Scratchers ticket. That decision paid off big for the Lodi junior college student, as she claimed the top prize of $500,000.

Shroyer has big plans for her future – “I plan on going to art school in Southern California,” she said. She’s not the only one celebrating; her dad says he is happy for his daughter’s win as it will pay for her further education.

There is another way Shroyer lucked out as well. Shroyer and her friends usually buy tickets together and sometimes exchange the tickets amongst each other before they scratch them off. Lucky for Shroyer, this time she was all by herself when she bought her ticket.

The lucky ticket was purchased at Plaza Liquor #1, which is located at 800 Cherokee Lane in Lodi (San Joaquin County).

$500,000 Riches is one of the Lottery’s newest $5 Scratchers tickets, with a top prize of…you guessed it…$500,000. Just match any of your numbers to any of the five winning numbers and win that prize. Uncover a money bag symbol to automatically win 10 times that prize. Uncover a gold bar symbol and win all 18 prizes automatically!

The winning doesn’t stop there – like all Lottery Scratchers games, $500,000 Riches game comes with second chances to win the top prizes. Just subscribe to our 2nd Chance Program and submit any non-winning $500,000 Riches Scratchers ticket code for a chance to win.

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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