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June 19, 2013

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June, 2013 | Winners Stories | Southern California

Dad Wins Big on Father’s Day


Jose Hernandez 440

New 20x Crossword Scratcher has a $750,000 Top Prize

SACRAMENTO – It’s pretty safe to say that Jose Hernandez won’t soon forget this past Father’s Day. That’s because the lucky dad won a whopping $750,000 playing the Lottery’s new $10 Scratchers® ticket, 20x Crossword, becoming the very first top prize winner for this ticket. Hernandez was so calm as he claimed his prize at our Van Nuys District Office that you would have never thought he just won three quarters of a million dollars. When asked how he felt being a big winner, Hernandez said “I don’t feel anything right now, not until I get the money.” Hernandez did tell us however, that he plans on using his winnings to buy a house for his family. 

Hernandez purchased his ticket at Doc’s Market, which is located at 354 West Ramona Street in Ventura (Ventura County).

20x Crossword is the California Lottery’s first-ever $10 crossword Scratchers game. The game is the part of the Lottery’s continued effort to give out more prizes, create more winners and earn more money for education. 20x Crossword features a $750,000 top prize and a $75 Fast Spot.

The winning doesn’t stop there – like all Lottery Scratchers games, the 20x Crossword game comes with second chances to win the top prizes. Just subscribe to our 2nd Chance Program and submit any non-winning 20x Crossword Scratchers ticket codes for a chance to win. For more information on the game and a simulation on how to play, please click here.

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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