$2 California Lucky For Life Scratchers® Ticket Lets Fresno Man Surprise His Family 1.3 Million Times
SACRAMENTO – Norbert Ramirez loves surprises, not necessarily when people surprise him but he loves to surprise others. He purchased a $2 California Lucky For Life Scratchers ticket at a Fresno grocery store more than a month ago and realized he had won the top prize, $1.3 million, paid $1,000 per week for 25 years! What took him so long to claim? He said he didn’t know where to go. Why didn’t he ask someone in his family? He said he wanted to surprise them all, but he finally did ask one of his sons who did a little research and drove his dad to the Fresno District Office to claim his prize…but Ramirez made his son promise not to tell anyone!
Ramirez purchased his winning ticket at Food Max, which is located at 1177 Fresno Street in Fresno (Fresno County). He said he plans to buy his wife a new car and fix up the house with his prize.
The California Lucky for Life Scratchers family is part of the Lottery’s continued effort to give out more prizes, create more winners and earn more money for education. Games are available at the $1, $2, $5, and $10 price points. Each price point offers a similar play style. If you match any of your numbers to any of the winning numbers you uncover when you scratch the ticket, then you win that prize. If you uncover a money bag symbol, you automatically win the prize associated with it. And, if you uncover a LIFE symbol, you win the top prize for that game – a prize paid out weekly over the course of 25 years, or available as a lump sum amount. As you move up in price from $1 to $10, you have more chances to win and the potential prizes just keep getting higher.
Starting with the $1 game, players can win prizes ranging from a free ticket all the way up to $500 a week for 25 years or a $375,000 lump sum payment. The $2 ticket offers players the chance to win prizes ranging from a free ticket all the way up to $1,000 a week for 25 years or a $750,000 lump sum payment. The $5 ticket offers players the chance to win prizes ranging from a free ticket all the way up to $2,500 a week for 25 years or a $1.9 million lump sum payment. And finally, the $10 ticket offers players the chance to win prizes ranging from a free ticket all the way up to the grandest prize of all – $5,000 a week for 25 years or a lump sum payment of $3,750,000 – the largest instant prize the Lottery has ever offered.
The winning doesn’t stop there – like all Lottery Scratchers games, the California Lucky for Life games come with second chances to win the top prizes. Just subscribe to our 2nd Chance Program and submit any non-winning California Lucky for Life Scratchers ticket code for a chance to win.
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.