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June 27, 2013

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June, 2013 | Winners Stories | Northern California

Woman Wins Fortune While on Coffee Run in San Jose


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SACRAMENTO – Talk about the ultimate pick-me-up. Cindy Dang walked into a San Jose coffee shop for cup of Joe and walked out of the place a millionaire. She did it by playing and winning the California Lottery’s $1,000,000 Fortune Scratchers® game.

The prize listed beneath one of Cindy’s winning numbers was the top prize offered in the game. We’ve posted a picture of her actual winning ticket below. See it? That’s a cool $1 million listed on the far right side of line three! Cindy says her first thought was, “Oh my God! We have money to pay off the mortgage!” The thought of being able to do that has left her with mixed emotions, but above all, Cindy says she’s “thankful.”

Cindy purchased her lucky Scratchers ticket at Dolce Espresso, which is located at 2078 Tully Road in San Jose (Santa Clara County). Along with bragging rights, that lucky retailer scored a bonus of $5,000 for selling the winning ticket.

$1,000,000 Fortune is a $10 Scratchers game. The game is the part of the Lottery’s continued effort to give out more prizes, create more winners and earn more money for education. The oversized red and gold ticket offers players 21 chances to win various 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 winning doesn’t stop there – like all Lottery Scratchers games, the $1,000,000 Fortune game comes with second chances to win the top prizes. Just subscribe to our 2nd Chance Program and submit any non-winning $1,000,000 Fortune Scratchers ticket codes for a chance to win. For more information on the game and a simulation on how to play, please click here.

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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