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October 18, 2013

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October, 2013 | Media Advisories and Events | Southern California

Nearly One Month Later – Winning Fantasy 5 Ticket Sold in Salinas Still Unclaimed!


SACRAMENTO – With so much prize money won, it is hard to believe that no one has come forward yet to claim a winning Fantasy 5 ticket sold in Salinas worth $186,031!

That ticket was one of two that matched all five numbers in the draw on September 19th. The other winning ticket, sold in San Diego, was claimed within days. So why hasn’t the Monterey County winner come forward? Perhaps they just like keeping people in suspense. If that’s the case, they’re doing a pretty good job.

The Salinas ticket was sold at Oak Park Market, which is located at 336 San Juan Grade Road. The winning numbers are 6, 21, 3, 7 and 31.

Winners have 180 days from the date of the draw to claim prizes. If no one produces this ticket, all $186,031 in prize money associated with it will go to support California public schools. That would be nice, but there’s still the chance that the winner simply doesn’t realize he/she has this money coming. We want to give this person every chance to claim what is rightfully theirs.

If you check your ticket and discover you have a big win, the California Lottery reminds you to sign the back of your ticket, keep it in a safe place and contact Lottery officials or visit your local Lottery District Office as soon as possible. The one closest to where the ticket was sold is the East Bay District Office, which is located at 2489 Industrial Parkway West in Hayward. Their phone number is (510) 670-4630. 

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 – 2nd Chance promotion. For every purchase of $5 or more of Fantasy 5 on a single ticket you will automatically receive a Fantasy 5 – 2nd Chance code. Enter the code at to participate in weekly draws for a chance to win cash prizes up to $10,000.

The mission of the California Lottery is to provide supplemental funding to California schools while simultaneously supporting local communities. More than 96 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.