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July 12, 2013

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July, 2013 | Winners Stories | Northern California

Sutter County Man is Lucky for Life


 Chuan Tran 100

Lottery Prize Breaks Down to $5,000 a Week for 25 Years!
SACRAMENTO – What would you do if you just won $6.5 million? Fly to Vegas? Throw a huge party? Take a vacation? Well, we asked our latest Lucky for Life winner Chuan Tran what he was going to do, and his response was “I just want to live a quiet happy life.” With $5,000 a week for 25 years, Tran can pretty much live whatever type of life he wants.

Tran bought a $10 California Lucky for Life Scratchers® ticket that contained the “LIFE” symbol, netting him the huge top prize. Tran also has the option of taking the payment in one lump sum, which would amount to a whopping $3,750,000!

He isn’t the only winner. Tran bought his lucky ticket at Tiff’s Gas Mart, which is located at 9881 Live Oak Boulevard in Live Oak (Sutter County). That lucky retailer will receive a bonus of $32,500 just for selling the winning ticket.
The California Lucky for Life Scratchers family is part of the Lottery’s continued effort to give out more prizes, create more winners and earn more money for education. Games are available at the $1, $2, $5, and $10 price points. The payouts range from $500, $1,000, $2,500, or in Tran’s case, $5,000 a week for 25 years! Each price point offers a similar play style. If you match any of your numbers to any of the winning numbers you uncover when you scratch the ticket, then you win that prize. If you uncover a money bag symbol, you automatically win the prize associated with it. And, if you uncover a LIFE symbol, you win the top prize for that game – a prize paid out weekly over the course of 25 years, or available as a lump sum amount. As you move up in price from $1 to $10, you have more chances to win and the potential prizes just keep getting higher.

The winning doesn’t stop there – like all Lottery Scratchers games, the California Lucky for Life games come with second chances to win the top prizes. Just subscribe to our 2nd Chance Program and submit any non-winning California Lucky for Life 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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