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November 26, 2012

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November, 2012 | Winners Stories | Southern California

$1 Million Scratchers® Win in Riverside!


SACRAMENTO – To say that Pedro Espinoza is fortunate is an understatement. He didn’t just win playing the California Lottery’s $250 Million Cash Spectacular Scratchers game, he recently claimed the game’s top prize. That’s right. He turned his $10 investment into a cool $1 million!

Espinoza told us he plays Lottery almost every week. He said he’s won up to $250 on Scratchers games before. However, the amount he scored this time has left him excited and in disbelief.

Espinoza bought his ticket at Center Liquor which is located at 285 Iowa Avenue in Riverside (Riverside County). The retailer is a winner too. Center Liquor will receive a $5,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.

The $250 Million Cash Spectacular 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 a unique holographic design and, in total, offers more than a quarter of a billion dollars in prizes. To play, simply match any of “Your Numbers” to any of the six “Winning Numbers” and win that prize. Uncover a “star” symbol and win $100 instantly. Uncover a “WIN” symbol and win all 20 prizes automatically! Overall game odds of winning a prize are 1 in 3.50. 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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