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March 26, 2014

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March, 2014 | Winners Stories | Southern California

Construction Worker Gets Lucky


$5 California Lucky for Life Scratchers® Ticket is Worth $3.25 Million
– Working construction can be a grueling job. Just ask Jeovany Gomez – he’s been working construction for the past several years. But his days of hard manual labor might now be over. That’s because Gomez is now a multi-millionaire after hitting the top prize on a $5 California Lucky for Life Scratchers ticket he purchased at a gas station in Los Angeles County. Gomez will have the option of selecting a lump sum payment of $1.9 million or payments of $2,500 a week for 25 years for a total of $3.25 million.

Gomez plans on using his newfound wealth to help his family in any way he can. He also plans to invest a chunk of his money to secure the future of his children. Gomez told us, “I’ve been playing the Lottery for nine years, I never thought I would win.” Well, persistence paid off, because not only did Gomez win, but he won big.

There’s even more good news. Gomez purchased his winning California Lucky for Life Scratchers ticket at T & S Gasoline Mini Mart, which is located at 3601 Inglewood Avenue in Redondo Beach (Los Angeles County). The 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. For more information on the game and how to play, click here. Also, like all Lottery Scratchers games, the California Lucky for Life family of games comes with a second chance to win the top prize. 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 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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