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February 4, 2014

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February, 2014 | Winners Stories | Northern California

$6.5 Million Winner Sold in Santa Cruz


SACRAMENTO – Jacob Lackey was recently feeling a little strange. He was light-headed and his heart skipped a few beats. But don’t worry, Lackey will be just fine. The symptoms he was feeling were just the side-effects of someone who just won $6.5 million! Lackey became the latest winner of the California Lottery’s Lucky for Life $10 Scratchers® ticket game.

We asked Lackey what he plans on doing with his newfound wealth, and he told us he just wants to make some repairs to his house and pay some bills. Lackey will have the option of selecting a lump sum payment of $3 million or weekly payments of $5,000 a week for 25 years.   

Lackey purchased his winning Lucky for Life Scratchers ticket at Steve’s Union Service, which is located at 1500 Soquel Drive in Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz County). The lucky retailer will receive a bonus of $32,500 just for selling the winning ticket.

The California Lucky for Life Scratchers family 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 family of games comes 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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