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August 17, 2012

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August, 2012 | Winners Stories | Southern California

Lottery Player Scores Big Win in Los Angeles


SACRAMENTO – Do you ever have that feeling as if something good is about to happen to you? Heleodoro Miranda said he had that feeling right before he hit the top prize on a California Lottery Black Scratchers® ticket…and won a whopping $250,000!

Miranda said he and his buddies had stopped to buy tickets at Botica Del Sol, which is located at 2331 East Cesar Chavez Avenue in Los Angeles, this morning. Miranda saw one friend win $100 on a ticket. Rather than get discouraged, Miranda said he felt as though Lady Luck would also shine on him. “No, I’m pretty confident that I’m gonna be lucky today,” Miranda thought to himself. Moments later he discovered that not only did he match a winning number, but he scored the game’s biggest prize amount. The good vibes continued. “My friends were so happy for me,” said Miranda, who now plans to go house hunting with his winnings.

The California Lottery Black 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 ticket features an almost all black motif and, in total, offers 20 top prizes of $250,000. To play, match any of your numbers to any of the four winning numbers and win that prize. Uncover a 10X symbol and you’ll automatically win 10 times that prize. Uncover a win symbol and win all 18 prizes automatically! Overall game odds of winning a prize are 1 in 3.76. 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. Since 2000, Lottery players have contributed $1 billion to public schools each year, and, since we began in 1985, Lottery players have contributed a total of more than $25 billion to education. 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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