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March 5, 2013

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March, 2013 | Winners Stories | Southern California

Three Year Quest Nets Santa Ana Woman Big Win


Eulalia Avalos 400

SACRAMENTO – Eulalia Avalos Rosas was minding her own business, washing clothes, when she decided to pay attention to her latest purchase, the California Lottery Black Scratchers® game. Imagine her surprise—and delight—when she discovered that she just scratched off the top prize: $250,000!

Avalos tells us she’s been playing every week for the past three years. This hard-working mother says she and her family are not rich, so she’ll think about how to use the win in a way that will help her entire family. The Mexican-national bought her ticket at A&S Market, which is located at 2241 North Fairview Street in Santa Ana (Orange County).

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.

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

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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