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July 17, 2013

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July, 2013 | Winners Stories | Northern California

Couple Celebrates Winning Top Prize on Fantasy 5 Ticket Sold in San Jose


New Marina Olague 400

SACRAMENTO – We all fantasize about what we might do if we were to win the Lottery. There’s shock, excitement, screaming, or all of those reactions rolled into one. Marina Olague and her husband were yelling so loudly after their Fantasy 5 win they tell us a neighbor clear down the street heard them and came running over to see what was going on.

I’ll tell you what was going on, celebrating! The couple had purchased five tickets for Sunday night’s draw and one of them matched all five numbers to win $289,471!

Marina said her husband went to the Lottery’s website to check the numbers. When he started screaming about a win she kind of blew him off. “I didn’t believe him. He does this to me all the time,” explained Marina, further describing his history trying to fool her with Lottery-related pranks.

Once he finally convinced her that this time he wasn’t kidding, the place erupted. The couple said neighbors heard them from 10 houses away. “It was very exciting,” said Marina. “The whole house was jumping.”

Marina said they’re now going sit on the win for a while, hoping to plot out what to do with the money. One thing is for sure, they’re going address the loans on their cars. “We’re gonna pay those suckers off,” said Marina. That’s one more reason to celebrate.

The couple purchased their ticket at the 7-Eleven located at 2440 Almaden Expressway in San Jose (Santa Clara County). It successfully matched the numbers of 32, 25, 1, 20 and 13.

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.

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 1, or via our website at

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