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April 17, 2014

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April, 2014 | Winners Stories | Northern California

Another Millionaire Made in Milpitas!


Scratchers® Player to Live the Lucky Life after winning $1.3 Million Top Prize

SACRAMENTO – Two months after a winning $425 million Powerball® ticket was sold in Milpitas, another millionaire has been made in this Northern California city. This time the lucky lottery player won big playing the $2 California Lucky for Life Scratchers game.

Vinayak Pandit uncovered a “LIFE” symbol and won $1,000 a week for 25 years. That’s a grand total of $1.3 million. He’ll now have the option of choosing between weekly payments or the lump sum cash option of $750,000 up front.

Pandit purchased the winning ticket at Victoria Liquors, which is located at 22 S. Park Victoria in Milpitas (Santa Clara County). The owner of the store will receive a retailer bonus of $6,500 just for selling the winning ticket.

The California Lucky for Life Scratchers family of games is part of the Lottery’s continued effort to give out more prizes, create more winners and earn more money for education. For more information on the game and how to play, click here.

Also, like all Lottery Scratchers games, the California Lucky for Life  games come with a second chance to win the top prize. Just subscribe to our 2nd Chance Program and submit any non-winning California Lucky for Life Scratchers ticket code for a chance to win.

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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