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March 26, 2014

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March, 2014 | Winners Stories | Southern California

10 Words Add Up to Major Crossword Win!


Scratchers® Ticket Purchased in Garden Grove Spells Out $750,000 Payday

SACRAMENTO – Crosswords aren’t just for the back of the newspaper anymore! That’s because they are some of the California Lottery’s most popular Scratchers games. And for Hong Vu, one lucky ticket spelled out newfound riches, as the Garden Grove player won the $750,000 top prize playing a 20X Crossword Scratchers game.

Vu was able to match 10 words comprised of a given set of letters on the ticket to win the $750,000 top prize.

Vu purchased the winning ticket at Pat’s Liquor, which is located at 12392 Brookhurst Street in Garden Grove (Orange 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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