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February 11, 2014

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February, 2014 | Winners Stories | Northern California

Big Money Game Strategy Pays Off For Small Town Retiree Who Wins $650,000 in Hollister!


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SACRAMENTO – Rebecca Williams is somewhat a creature of habit. Every Wednesday and Saturday, she buys Lottery tickets for her and her husband of 45 years and usually lets him scratch them, or vice-versa. And they don’t just buy any tickets – they are only in it for the big money, the draw games with multi-million dollar jackpots and Scratchers® with big top prizes. This explains why they recently purchased Lucky for Life. With that $1 investment, they won the game’s top prize of $650,000 and plan to take the payments of $500 a week for 25 years.

The couple, who are both retired, say that this prize will just make life a little more comfortable now. They plan to put most of it into savings each week, except for the amount they need for their annual vacation, which is to Maui this year!

Williams purchased her winning Lucky for Life Scratchers ticket at Hollister Liquor, which is located at 310 First Street in Hollister (San Benito County). This retailer is located across town, but the Williams really like the owners, so they make the five minute trek to go to their store (Hollister is a small place).

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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