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June 25, 2012

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June, 2012 | Winners Stories | Southern California

Lots of Noise Being Made Over Los Angeles Lottery Win


SACRAMENTO – Zeny Posadas has been hearing it ever since she realized how much she had won playing the California Lottery Black Scratchers® game. “Whoa! Whoa! He was yelling and he gave me a big hug,” said Posadas, talking about the store clerk who had verified her ticket. The $5 ticket she had taken a chance on was now worth $250,000!

Posadas said all of that happened during her lunch break. From the store she returned to work and that triggered another round of excitement. “Some of my co-workers were congratulating me,” Posadas said. “I love my job!”

Posadas said she was drawn to the look of the California Lottery Black Scratchers ticket and had enjoyed smaller wins before, but nothing compared to this. Even her son, who never quite shared her enthusiasm for the game, has been converted. “He used to say, ‘You can’t win,’” Posadas said. “Now he says, ‘It’s true!’”

Before claiming her ticket at the California Lottery’s Santa Fe Springs District Office, Posadas said she gave thanks to the One she believes is responsible for her good fortune. “I just stayed home and just prayed,” Posadas said. “This is such a blessing.”

Posadas purchased her winning ticket at Jane’s Newsstand, which is located at 3435 Wilshire Boulevard #160 in Los Angeles.

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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