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June 17, 2014

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June, 2014 | Winners Stories | Northern California

Best Father’s Day Ever for One Tehama County Man


Joshua Jefferson 440

SACRAMENTO – As far as Father’s Days go, it would be hard for any dad out there to top the day Joshua Jefferson just had. It was actually a fairly ordinary day right up until he scratched off a $5 Million Jackpot Scratchers® ticket. That’s because that $20 Scratchers ticket that he purchased for himself earlier that day was worth a whopping $5 million!

Jefferson told us that it has always been a dream of his to be a millionaire. Then again, who hasn’t dreamt of being a millionaire? Well, his dream has now come true five times over. Now that Jefferson has fulfilled his dream of being a millionaire, he said he plans on using his newfound wealth to help his mother and to take care of his young daughter.  

Jefferson bought his winning ticket at the Chevron located at 1055 South Main Street in Red Bluff (Tehama County). The retailer will receive a nice $25,000 bonus just for selling the winning ticket. 

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The winning doesn’t stop there – like all Lottery Scratchers games, the $5 Million Jackpot game comes with a second chance to win the top prize. Just subscribe to our 2nd Chance Program and submit any non-winning $5 Million Jackpot Scratchers ticket codes for another chance to win.

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