L.A. Lottery Player Cool as the Other Side of the Pillow!
SACRAMENTO – Jose Cortez hit it BIG yesterday afternoon, winning the top prize on a $5 20X The Money Scratchers® ticket. But as he walked into the California Lottery’s Santa Fe Springs District Office, you would never know by his calm and cool demeanor that he just won $200,000!
Cortez was a man of few words, but he did say that he was excited about the win and that the money would go a long way to helping out his family. Cortez told us he has seven children, and when we asked how many grandchildren he had, he paused for a moment as if he were trying to count them all in his head. He then answered “a lot.”
Cortez purchased his lucky ticket at the 7-Eleven, located at 15105 Lakewood Boulevard in Paramount (Los Angeles County).
The 20X The Money Scratchers game is part of the Lottery’s continued effort to give out more prizes, create more winners and earn more money for education. For information on how to play 20X The Money Scratchers, click here.
The winning certainly doesn’t stop there – like all Lottery Scratchers games, the 20X The Money game comes with a second chance to win the top prize. Just subscribe to our 2nd Chance Program and submit any non-winning 20X The Money Scratchers ticket codes for another chance to win. The game is part of the Lottery’s continued effort to give out more prizes, create more winners and earn more money for California public schools.
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.