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April 21, 2014

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April, 2014 | Winners Stories

Multi-Millionaire Made in Central Valley!


Scratchers® Player to Live the Lucky Life after Winning $6.5 Million Top Prize

SACRAMENTO – This is quite the story. A man bought a $10 California Lucky for Life Scratchers ticket at a convenience store in Delano and it hit big! How big? Well, when it comes to this family of games things couldn’t have gotten any better.

Edgar Cabanban Jr. uncovered a “LIFE” symbol on that ticket. Look at the scanned image of his ticket below. You can see the wording on the second play line. Notice, it also includes his prize amount. That’s right! He scored the game’s top prize -- $5,000 a week for 25 years! Do the math. That amounts to a grand total of $6.5 million. He’ll now get to choose between those weekly payments or the lump sum cash option of $3 million. Either way, this winner is now a multi-millionaire!

Talk about a lucky guy and a lucky retailer. Cabanban purchased that winning ticket at the Fastrip Food Store, which is located at 805 Garces Highway in Delano (Kern County). The owner of the store will receive a retailer bonus of $32,500 just for selling the winning ticket.

The California Lucky for Life Scratchers family of games 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  games come 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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