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March 26, 2014

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March, 2014 | Winners Stories | Southern California

Tustin Retiree Has a Good Excuse Why He Waited to Claim His Million Dollar Prize


SACRAMENTO – Jimmy Luu may be a new millionaire but that didn’t stop him from having to wait to get his car fixed before he could come in and claim the top prize of $1 million he won playing a California Lottery Black Exclusive Scratchers® ticket. Can you guess what will be his first purchase with his newfound wealth? Yep, a new car!

Luu bought his ticket at the CVS Pharmacy located at 671 East First Street in Tustin (Orange County). He actually scratched the ticket while he was still at the retailer, used a Check-a-Ticket to make sure it was a top prize winner and then what did he do? “I got the heck out of there,” Luu explained, trying to avoid the attention. The retailer will receive a $5,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.

The California Lottery Black Exclusive Scratchers game 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, which features an almost all black motif with a touch of gold, offers a total of 24 top prizes of $1,000,000.

If you’re hoping this game is as easy to play as it is fun to hold – you’re in luck! Just match any of “YOUR NUMBERS” to any of the six “WINNING NUMBERS” and win 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 “WIN” symbol and win all 20 prizes automatically! For more information click here.

And don’t forget, every non-winning ticket can be entered into our 2nd Chance Program for another try at becoming California’s latest millionaire! Just subscribe and submit any non-winning California Black Exclusive Scratchers ticket code for another chance to win.

The mission of the California Lottery is to provide supplemental funding to California schools while simultaneously supporting local communities. More than 95 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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