Two Fantasy 5 Tickets Split Top Prize of Nearly $360,000
SACRAMENTO – Two lucky California Lottery players who purchased Fantasy 5 tickets for last night’s draw woke up smiling this morning. That’s because their tickets successfully matched all five numbers in last night’s draw to win $179,745 each.
In fact, we know for sure one of these winners woke up smiling, because David Gillette walked into the Lottery’s Sacramento District Office all smiles this morning holding one of the winning tickets.
After Gillette checked his numbers with the newspaper this morning, he was in disbelief, so he called his mother to have her double-check the numbers. After his mother confirmed his win, Gillette went to a local retailer to have the ticket triple-checked. Gillette told us this morning that he was still in a bit of shock.
Gillette purchased the winning ticket at the Bel Air Market located at 4320 Arden Way in Sacramento. The other winning ticket was sold at Cobb Texaco, which is located at 16390 Highway 175 in Cobb (Lake County). Both tickets hit all five winning numbers – 11, 3, 37, 2, and 7.
The California Lottery reminds winners to sign the back of their tickets, keep tickets in a safe place and contact Lottery officials or visit their local Lottery District Office as soon as possible. Winners have 180 days from the date of the draw to claim prizes.
Fantasy 5 offers some of the best odds of any California Lottery game. A player wins the Fantasy 5 jackpot simply by matching five numbers out of a field of 39. Winning numbers are drawn every day. The top prize starts at $50,000 and increases daily until it is hit. Tickets are $1 and can be purchased from any of the more than 21,000 California Lottery retailers.
And be sure to participate in the California Lottery’s Fantasy 5 Bonus Bucks promotion. For every purchase of $5 or more of Fantasy 5 on a single ticket you will automatically receive a Fantasy 5 Bonus Bucks code. Enter the code at https://secondchance.calottery.com/second-chance/index/index/type/FANTASY5/ to participate in weekly draws for a chance to win cash prizes up to $10,000.
And remember, checking the daily draw results is easier than ever. All past and current Lottery draw results can be obtained for FREE by dialing 1-800-LOTTERY and selecting option 2, or via our website at www.calottery.com.
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