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October 8, 2012

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October, 2012 | Winners Stories | Northern California

Fantasy 5 Winner Has Dad to Thank for Big Win!


SACRAMENTO – Tiffany Mendenhall usually doesn’t play Fantasy 5, but after her dad suggested she play, she decided to buy a couple Quick Pick® tickets. Today, Tiffany walked into the Lottery’s East Bay District Office holding a Fantasy 5 ticket worth $216,857! Needless to say, she’ll probably be paying much more attention to dad’s suggestions.

The ticket was purchased at the am/pm Mini Market located at 22141 Center Street in Castro Valley. The winning numbers were 12, 14, 37, 35 and 1.

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.

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.

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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