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July 12, 2013

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July, 2013 | Winners Stories | Northern California

Winning Answers in San Joaquin County


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

SACRAMENTO – Some people sweat it out trying to solve crossword puzzles in the newspaper, but not Karan Pahwa. He opted to play the new 20x Crossword Scratchers from the California Lottery and it paid off.

After revealing the letters he had to work with on his ticket, Pahwa was able to form 10 different words in a single puzzle. That’s the exact number of words needed to win the game’s top prize – a whopping $750,000. Now that’s thinking!

Pahwa bought the winning ticket at Econo Gas, which is located at 880 East Victor Road in Lodi (San Joaquin 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.

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