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March 27, 2019

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March, 2019 | Southern California

$5 Million Winning Scratchers® Sold in Tulare County!


SACRAMENTO – A California Lottery player has claimed a $20 Triple Jackpot Scratchers® (example below) worth $5 million (less federal taxes). Scott Lambert purchased his prize-winning ticket at EZ Mart Liquor, which is located at 1302 West Walnut Avenue in Visalia (Tulare County). 

EZ Mart Liquor will also collect a retailer bonus of $25,000 just for selling the winning ticket. (The retailer bonus is not subtracted from the winner’s prize.)  

The California Lottery’s mission is to provide supplemental funding to California public schools, including kindergarten and grades 1-12, community colleges, the California State University, the University of California, and other California public educational entities.  In fiscal year 2017-18 the Lottery transferred more than $1.7 billion to public education.  This funding translates to an average of about $211 per student for students attending California’s public schools.  During the same period the Lottery generated almost $7 billion in sales, more than 95% of which goes back to the community in the form of prize payments, retailer commissions and bonuses, and contributions to education.  The California Lottery urges its customers to play responsibly.  Problem gambling resources are available to anyone at 1-800-GAMBLER.

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