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December 30, 2012

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December, 2012 | Winners Stories

Three Top Prize-Winning Fantasy 5 Tickets Split Prize Worth Nearly $550,000


Winning Tickets Purchased at Retail Locations in Lincoln, San Francisco, and City of Industry

SACRAMENTO – Not one, not two, but three Fantasy 5 tickets won the top prize last night. The tickets were sold at Lottery retail locations in Northern and Southern California and will split the top prize of $545,922. That comes out to a whopping $181,974 apiece!
The first winning ticket was sold at the Raley’s located at 765 South Highway 65 in Lincoln (Placer County). The second big winner was sold at San Bruno Market, which is located at 2480 San Bruno Avenue in San Francisco. Lastly, the third ticket that matched all five numbers was purchased at the Shell located at 15701 Valley Boulevard #E in City of Industry (Los Angeles County).

All three tickets matched the numbers 24, 4, 20, 32 and 12. Now the wait begins to see who will step forward to claim the lucky tickets.

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, or via our website at

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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