SANTA FE SPRINGS (CBSLA.com) — A Southern California woman has reason to celebrate this holiday season after becoming the latest $1 million winner in the $250 Million Cash Spectacular Scratchers game.
Maria Sanchez claimed her prize Christmas Eve at the lottery’s Santa Fe Springs office, officials reported on the California State Lottery websiteREAD MORE: Palisades Fire: Hundreds Under Evacuation, 1 Detained For Questioning In Arson Investigation
Sanchez, who described herself as a regular Scratchers player, said she had not yet decided what to do with her winnings.READ MORE: After One-Year Delay, Robert Durst Murder Trial Set To Resume
The winning ticket was sold at an ampm store located on Imperial Highway in Whittier. The retailer is expected to receive a $5,000 bonus, the website stated.
“Overall game odds of winning a prize are 1 in 3.50. Odds of winning the top prize are 1 in 1.2 million,” the statement said.MORE NEWS: Israel Continues Air Assault On Gaza Strip, Almost 200 Palestinians Killed
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