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June 5, 2012

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June, 2012 | Winners Stories | Southern California

SoCal Woman Encounters Lady Luck


SACRAMENTO – Lady Luck has certainly shined on Tammy Nguyen. The Los Angeles area woman recently scored the top prize in the California Lottery Black Scratchers® game. Nguyen said she plans on sharing some of the $250,000 with three of her cousins who typically play Lottery too.

Nguyen called her family once she discovered she had won. Like herself, Nguyen said, they couldn’t believe it. Now, she can daydream about what she might buy with the money. “Lots of things,” Nguyen said, which could include a trip to Hawaii!

Nguyen purchased her ticket at Newport Beach Corner Cafe, which is located at 6710 West Coast Highway in Newport Beach (Orange County).

The California Lottery Black Scratchers ticket is part of the Lottery’s continued effort to give out more prizes, create more winners and earn more money for education. The oversized ticket features an almost all black motif and, in total, offers 20 top prizes of $250,000. To play, match any of your numbers to any of the four winning numbers and win that prize. Uncover a 10X symbol and you’ll automatically win 10 times that prize. Uncover a win symbol and win all 18 prizes automatically! Overall game odds of winning a prize are 1 in 3.76. Odds of winning the top prize are 1 in 1.2 million.

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. Since 2000, Lottery players have contributed $1 billion to public schools each year, and, since we began in 1985, Lottery players have contributed a total of more than $24 billion to education. 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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