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January 11, 2013

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January, 2013 | Winners Stories | Southern California

Knowledgeable Lottery Player is now a Millionaire!


SACRAMENTO – Tam Pham knows his Lottery games, especially his Scratchers® games. So it’s no surprise that when he recently scratched his $1,000,000 Fortune Scratchers ticket, he knew exactly what he had won. “Oh yeah, I knew right away, no doubt,” Pham explained, although just to be completely sure, he did check the California Lottery’s website for how to play information on that particular Scratchers ticket.

Pham bought his ticket at Hanshaw Liquor, which is located at 10971 Westminster Avenue in Garden Grove (Orange County) where he goes twice a week to purchase his favorite games – MEGA Millions®, SuperLotto Plus®, Fantasy 5 and of course, Scratchers. He plans to use his prize to take care of family both here and in Vietnam.

The $1,000,000 Fortune 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 red & gold ticket offers players 21 chances to win various cash prizes. To win, simply match any of "YOUR NUMBERS" to any of the six "WINNING NUMBERS" to win that prize. Uncover a "10X" to win 10 times or a "20X" to win 20 times that prize. Uncover a "WIN" symbol and win all 20 prizes automatically. Uncover a "100" in the FAST SPOT, win $100. Overall game odds of winning a prize are 1 in 3.30. 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. 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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