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August 1, 2013

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August, 2013 | Winners Stories | Southern California

California Dad Wins Big on Fantasy 5


SACRAMENTO – Last night, Daniel Otto was able to breathe a huge sigh of relief. That’s because the father of three was one of two lucky Fantasy 5 players to win $193,997! Otto’s Quick Pick® ticket correctly matched all five numbers in last night’s draw to earn him a split of the $387,994 top prize. When we asked how he felt after finding out he was a winner, Otto said, “I just had a sigh of relief”. He said he plans on using his winnings to pay off some bills and put some away for his kids.

The ticket was purchased at Castaic Unocal 76, which is located at 31786 The Old Road in Castaic (Los Angeles County). The other winning ticket which has not yet been claimed was sold at Lincoln 76, which is located at 1200 La Playa in San Francisco. The two Fantasy 5 tickets correctly matched the numbers 15, 6, 33, 37 and 38.  

The California Lottery reminds winners to sign the back of their tickets, keep tickets in a safe place and contact Lottery officials or visit their local Lottery District Office as soon as possible. Winners have 180 days from the date of the draw to claim prizes.

Fantasy 5 offers some of the best odds of any California Lottery game. A player wins the Fantasy 5 jackpot 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 Bonus Bucks promotion. For every purchase of $5 or more of Fantasy 5 on a single ticket you will automatically receive a Fantasy 5 Bonus Bucks code. Enter the code at to participate in weekly draws for a chance to win cash prizes up to $10,000.

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 1, 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 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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