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August 31, 2012

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August, 2012 | Winners Stories | Southern California

Regular Play Pays Scratchers® Family a Million Dollars


SACRAMENTO – It all paid off for Mark and Delores Davis when they became the latest top prize winners of the $250 Million Cash Spectacular Scratchers ® ticket. Like many players who have their own system when playing their favorite game, this mother/son duo religiously played every Tuesday, and that plan paid off when they scratched their way to a $1,000,000 win!

It took this Mark and Delores three years of regular play to finally hit it big. Did the millionaire duo think it was random, or do they believe they are lucky people? Mark said, “This is the biggest and greatest win we’ve ever had.” He said they’ll use the money to bring their family closer together with a new home for mom.

Mark and Delores bought their ticket at James Service Center located at 3950 W. Martin Luther King Boulevard in Los Angeles. James Service Center will get a $5,000 bonus for selling the top prize-winning ticket.

The $250 Million Cash Spectacular 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 a unique holographic design and, in total, offers more than a quarter of a billion dollars in prizes. To play, simply match any of “Your Numbers” to any of the six “Winning Numbers” and win that prize. Uncover a “star” symbol and win $100 instantly. Uncover a “WIN” symbol and win all 20 prizes automatically! Overall game odds of winning a prize are 1 in 3.50. Odds of winning the top prize are 1 in 1.2 million.

The mission of the California Lottery is to provide supplemental funding to California schools while simultaneously supporting local communities. More than 94 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. Since 2000, Lottery players have contributed $1 billion to public schools each year, and, since we began in 1985, Lottery players have contributed a total of more than $25 billion to education. 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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