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July 9, 2012

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July, 2012 | Winners Stories | Southern California

Proud Father Wins $1 Million on Scratchers® Ticket


SACRAMENTO – Gurdeep Singh walked into the California Lottery’s Van Nuys District Office feeling like a winner. That’s because he was holding a $250 Million Cash Spectacular Scratchers® ticket worth a cool $1 million.

Although Singh is now officially a big lottery winner, his two children have made him feel like he already won the jackpot. His daughter is currently in law school and his son is getting ready to enter medical school. Singh said he plans on using his winnings to help his two kids through school. The winning ticket was purchased at Derrick Liquor, which is located at 3215 Niles Street in Bakersfield (Kern County). Retailers that sell top prize-winning $250 Million Cash Spectacular tickets receive a $5,000 bonus.

The $250 Million Cash Spectacular 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 $24 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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