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June 19, 2013

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June, 2013 | Winners Stories | Southern California

“LIFE”-Changing Ticket Sold in Northridge


Lottery Prize Breaks Down to $2,500 a Week for 25 Years!
SACRAMENTO – What if your spouse called you and said you won the Lottery…would you believe them? Well Joseph Bua’s wife didn’t believe it – not even after he took a picture of the winning ticket and sent it to her. But she was definitely convinced by the time the happy couple walked into the Lottery’s Van Nuys District Office to claim their prize.
The couple’s $5 California Lucky for Life Scratchers® ticket is worth a staggering $3,250,000 or $2,500 a week for 25 years.
The Buas said they plan on using their winnings to help their kids, but one thing was for sure, Mrs. Bua was getting her kitchen remodeled!
They aren’t the only ones who will benefit from the win. The lucky ticket was sold at the 7-Eleven located at 8707 Lindley Avenue in Northridge (Los Angeles County). That lucky retailer will receive a bonus of $16,250 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 top prize payouts range from $500, $1,000, $2,500, or $5,000 a week for 25 years!
The $5 ticket offers players the chance to win prizes ranging from a free ticket all the way up to $2,500 a week for 25 years. The top prize is also available as a $1.9 million lump sum payment.
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, as well as a bonus draw. Just subscribe to our 2nd Chance Program and submit any non-winning California Lucky for Life Scratchers ticket code for a chance to win. Five weekly winners will get $1,000, and one final grand-prize winner will get $10,000. For more information on the bonus draws, please click here.
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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