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June 2, 2014

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June, 2014 | Winners Stories | Northern California

Fantasy 5 is a Favorite in San Jose as the Fifth Big Winner of the Year Comes Forward!


SACRAMENTO – The luck in San Jose continues! Get this – our latest big winner, Sheila Sarsfield, is the fifth Fantasy 5 winner to purchase a top prize-winning ticket in San Jose in the last year! Sarsfield came into the Lottery’s East Bay District Office Friday and claimed her winning ticket from the May 20th, 2014 drawing – a ticket worth a cool $175,794.

The lucky ticket was purchased at the Bonfare Market located at 1090 Leigh Avenue in San Jose (Santa Clara County). The Bonfare Market is a winner as well, picking up a bonus of $878.98, or one half of one percent of the winning amount, just for selling the top prize-winning ticket.

The other Fantasy 5 winning tickets bought in San Jose worth more than $150,000 for the year were:

$184,215 on January 14th, 2014;
$370,951 on November 24th, 2013;
$289,471 on July 16th, 2013; and
$317,665 on June 8th, 2013.

All this comes in addition to the massive $324 million Mega Millions® win back in December by Steve Tran, who purchased his winning ticket at a store in San Jose.
Fantasy 5 offers some of the best odds of any California Lottery game. A player wins the Fantasy 5 top prize 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 – 2nd Chance promotion. For every purchase of $5 or more of Fantasy 5 on a single ticket you will automatically receive a Fantasy 5 – 2nd Chance code. Enter the code at 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 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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