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December 30, 2013

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December, 2013 | Winners Stories | Southern California

SoCal Lottery Winner Wants to Pay it Forward


Orange County Man Scores $200,000 on New Scratchers® Game

SACRAMENTO20x The Money is the California Lottery’s newest $5 Scratchers ticket. And a very lucky Jose Guillen (pictured below) just became the game’s first top prize winner! The humble lottery winner walked into the California Lottery’s Santa Ana District Office this past Friday holding the valuable ticket worth $200,000.

We asked Guillen what his future plans are now that he’s a lottery winner, and he said he wasn’t really sure; but he explained that he always planned to donate money to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN if he ever won. Well that day has come!

Guillen purchased his winning ticket at the 7-Eleven located at 1097 Baker Street in Costa Mesa (Orange County).

20x The Money is the Lottery’s newest $5 Scratchers game, with a top prize of – you guessed it – $200,000. Just match any of your numbers to any of the five winning numbers and win that prize. Uncover a "5X" symbol to automatically win five times that prize. Uncover a "10X" symbol to automatically win 10 times that prize. Uncover a "20X" symbol to automatically win 20 times that prize. Uncover a "50" in the "FAST $50 SPOT," and win $50 instantly!

The winning doesn’t stop there – like all Lottery Scratchers games, 20x The Money comes with second chances to win the top prizes. Just subscribe to our 2nd Chance Program and submit any non-winning 20x The Money Scratchers ticket code for a chance to win.

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.

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