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May 9, 2014

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May, 2014 | Winners Stories | Northern California

Competitive Gas Prices Net $1.3 Million Scratchers® Win in Stanislaus County!


SACRAMENTO – Like most of us these days, Heyam Khacho likes to find ways to save a buck. One way she does this is by looking for the lowest gas price in town, and when she finds it, she fills up. Last Saturday when she filled up her car, she figured she saved enough money to splurge on a $2 California Lucky for Life Scratchers ticket. And while it’s still good to search for a value, it won’t be as much of a necessity now that she won the ticket’s top prize of $1,000 a week for the next 25 years, totaling $1.3 million!

“When I scratched the ticket, I wasn’t wearing my glasses, so I thought I only won $1,000,” she explained. “But once I realized what I won, I got very excited.” And this wasn’t her only win of the day. “I actually won this prize after winning a free ticket I had scratched before.” 

So what does Khacho have planned for all her money? “I’ll just use it to live, daily expenses and the like, but this will make life so much easier,” she said.

Khacho bought her ticket at the USA gas station located at 449 West F Street in Oakdale (Stanislaus County). The retailer will receive a $6,500 bonus 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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