Wilma Nelson is sure glad she went to buy groceries late last month. That’s because Nelson scored a $750,000 top-prize win playing a Mystery Crossword Scratchers ticket after matching 10 words.
Nelson wanted to remain pretty low-key about her win and her plans with her newfound fortune. We can tell you that this lucky ticket was purchased at the 99 Ranch Market which is located at 250 Skyline Plaza in Daly City (San Mateo County).
The $10 Mystery Crossword Scratchers are part of the Lottery’s continued effort to give out more prizes, create more winners and earn more money for public education.
And like all Lottery Scratchers games, $10 Mystery Crossword comes with a second chance to win a great prize. The Lottery’s 2nd Chance Program offers players a chance to win weekly cash prizes of up to $25,000. Players enter their non-winning Scratchers tickets on our website and are automatically entered into the weekly pool drawing. A total of $100,000 will be given away every week.
The California Lottery is a $6 billion enterprise based in Sacramento. It is one of the few state agencies that is a revenue generator, not accepting taxpayer dollars from the State’s General Fund. Its mission is to provide supplemental funding to California schools while simultaneously supporting local communities. In FY 2015-16, the Lottery created 98 new millionaires. Ninety-five 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.