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January 29, 2014

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January, 2014 | Winners Stories | Southern California

Northridge Crossword Scratchers® Player Comes Up Big With $750,000 Win!


SACRAMENTO – Crosswords aren’t just for newspapers anymore, especially when you can win $750,000 playing one! That is what happened to Edward Manookian when he purchased a $10 20X Crossword Scratchers ticket.

Manookian says his wife didn’t believe him when he told her he won. He plans to use his winnings to buy a new house.

The winning ticket was purchased at Pal’s Liquor and Wine Shop, which is located at 19344 Rinaldi Street in Northridge (Los Angeles County). Chendi Kaur, an employee at Pal’s Liquor, told the California Lottery that Crossword Scratchers tickets are the most popular tickets sold at Pal’s Liquor. “There are quite a few people who only play crossword lottery tickets,” Kaur said.

For information on how to play 20X Crossword Scratchers, click here:$10-Scratchers/20x-crossword-847

The winning certainly doesn’t stop there – like all Lottery Scratchers games, the 20X Crossword game comes with a second chance to win the top prize. Just subscribe to our 2nd Chance Program and submit any non-winning 20X Crossword Scratchers ticket codes for another chance to win. The game is part of the Lottery’s continued effort to give out more prizes, create more winners and earn more money for California public schools.

The mission of the California Lottery is to provide supplemental funding to California schools while simultaneously supporting local communities. More than 95 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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