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July 10, 2014

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July, 2014 | Winners Stories | Southern California

A Lifetime of Memories After Lottery Win in Glendale


SACRAMENTO – It is fun reading about people who win the Lottery and what they plan to do with their winnings. In these stories you can witness the potential of lifelong dreams and hopes being fulfilled. For example, take a lucky ticket sold in Glendale.

Janet Avetyan bought that ticket at a store this week and her luck changed in the parking lot. She told us she “couldn’t believe it” and her hands were shaking as she sat in her car and discovered the bottom puzzle had 10 words, which is the amount required to win the game’s top prize. Yes, that’s $750,000! “I think I just won big money!” Avetyan said she yelled as she ran back in the store and asked a clerk to confirm what she was seeing.

No one in Avetyan’s family believed her when she told them the news. Now, reality is setting in…and it only gets better! You see, Avetyan and her husband have always been renting. This win means they could actually purchase their first home…a potential new source of family memories. “To buy a little house, so the grandchildren can play in the backyard,” Avetyan went on. Thinking wistfully about a small vision, so many other people might take for granted.

“I was hoping this would come one day,” Avetyan said. “Absolutely, we are very blessed and thankful.”

Avetyan purchased her winning ticket at Castle Liquors, which is located at 6808 San Fernando Road in Glendale (Los Angeles County). Click here for information on how to play Bonus Crossword Scratchers.

The winning certainly doesn’t stop there – like all Lottery Scratchers games, the Bonus Crossword game comes with a second chance to win the top prize. Just subscribe to our 2nd Chance Program and submit any non-winning Bonus 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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