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November 16, 2012

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November, 2012 | Winners Stories | Southern California

Scratchers® Player Hits $250,000 Top Prize


SACRAMENTO – Elverlene Williams has a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. Yesterday afternoon, Williams walked into the Lottery’s Van Nuys District Office holding a California Lottery Black Scratchers® ticket worth a cool $250,000!

When asked what she planned on doing with her winnings, Williams said she plans on using the money to help her son through school and she would also like to give to charity.

Williams purchased her winning ticket at Canoga Union, which is located at 8308 De Soto Avenue in Canoga Park (Los Angeles County).

The California Lottery Black 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 an almost all black motif and, in total, offers 20 top prizes of $250,000. To play, match any of your numbers to any of the four winning numbers and win that prize. Uncover a 10X symbol and you’ll automatically win 10 times that prize. Uncover a win symbol and win all 18 prizes automatically! Overall game odds of winning a prize are 1 in 3.76. 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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