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February 25, 2014

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February, 2014 | Winners Stories | Southern California

Lottery Player Can’t Get Enough of Crossword Game


SACRAMENTO – You can say that Ignacio Valdovinos is a pretty big fan of the California Lottery’s 20x Crossword Scratchers ticket. So much so that he recently purchased one of the $10 tickets and doubled his money by winning $20. He decided to let it ride and with his $20 he bought two more 20x Crossword tickets. This time he only came away with a free ticket, so Valdovinos decided he’d keep it going and give the ticket one last shot. That last shot is now worth a cool $750,000!    

Valdovinos said that as soon as he uncovered the 10th word on his ticket, he froze. He knew right away how much he had just won. “I’ve never won anything like that before,” he said. The married father of three said he plans on using his winnings to buy his family a nice little house.

Valdovinos purchased the winning ticket at La Canastita Market, which is located at 8224 Eastern Avenue in Bell Gardens (Los Angeles County).

For information on how to play 20X Crossword Scratchers, click here:$10-Scratchers/20x-crossword-847

The winning certainly doesn’t stop there – like all Lottery Scratchers games, the 20X Crossword game comes with a second chance to win the top prize. Just subscribe to our 2nd Chance Program and submit any non-winning 20X Crossword Scratchers ticket codes for another chance to win. The game is part of the Lottery’s continued effort to give out more prizes, create more winners and earn more money for California public schools.

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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