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October 22, 2013

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October, 2013 | Winners Stories | Southern California

L.A. County Woman Turns Good Feeling Into a Fortune


Lorena Lemos 440

SACRAMENTO – Lorena Lemos was debating whether to purchase a $1,000,000 Fortune Scratchers® ticket, but when the clerk told her there were still a bunch of winners out there and that she had to play, Lemos was done debating. In fact, Lemos told the clerk “OK, I feel it!” That good feeling was still in full effect as Lemos strolled into the California Lottery’s Santa Fe Springs District Office holding a $1,000,000 Fortune Scratchers ticket worth – you guessed it, $1 million!

Lemos told us that as soon as the clerk told her she needed to play, she really felt like she was going to win. She was so confident in fact, that she didn’t even bother scratching off the winning numbers on the ticket. Lemos explained to us that she just scratched the bottom of the ticket to reveal the barcode and proceeded to scan her ticket. That’s some confidence for ya. She of course scratched the rest of the ticket off once she saw her prize amount appear on the screen. We asked Lemos what she planned on doing with her winnings, and she told us that she wants to invest her money, but she would also like to donate some money to her son’s school where she spends a lot of her time volunteering.

Lemos bought her winning ticket at K + T Donuts, which is located at 15747 East Imperial Way Boulevard in La Mirada (Los Angeles County). K+T Donuts gets a $5,000 bonus, just for selling the winning ticket.

$1,000,000 Fortune is a $10 Scratchers game. The game is the part of the Lottery’s continued effort to give out more prizes, create more winners and earn more money for education. The oversized red and gold ticket offers players 21 chances to win various prizes. Like all Lottery Scratchers games, the $1,000,000 Fortune game comes with second chances to win the top prizes. Just subscribe to our 2nd Chance Program and submit any non-winning $1,000,000 Fortune Scratchers ticket codes for a chance to win. For more information on the game and a simulation on how to play, 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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