California Lottery Winner: 4 sold scratchers in SoCal, raising a combined $42 million

BALDWIN PARK, Calif. (KABC) — Four Southern Californians recently became instant multimillionaires after scratching off lottery tickets that collectively raised $42 million.

The California Lottery recently announced several scratch cards in SoCal, including a $20 million ticket, two $10 million tickets and one $2 million ticket.

The $20 million ticket represented the largest available California scratch card prize, and Mary Higelin became only the fourth person in state history to scoop the jackpot. Her Set For Life Millionaire Edition ticket was sold at CN Liquor in Norco.

Retailers get a half 1% bonus for selling the winning tickets, meaning the liquor store gets $100,000.

A $10 million scratcher sold at Jensen’s Market on Maine Avenue in Baldwin Park. Salvador Carbajal claims this great victory.

A store clerk who sold the lucky ticket recalled the sale.

“It was exciting!” said California Lottery branch clerk Milton Polanco. “We sold the ticket in September. I had this guy playing Scratchers for a while. He played different games and switched back and forth.”

“It was big news in town,” he added. “Our regular customers definitely know that we sold this ticket.”

Jensen’s Market will receive a $50,000 bonus for selling the ticket.

Another $10 million ticket was sold at Sherman Oaks at Fulton Square Liquor. Roberto Nunes accepts the prize for the $10 million Titanium Black Scratchers ticket.

Nicholas Simpson won $2 million for a crossword instant prize ticket purchased in Los Angeles at 58 Sunwest mobile station on Sunset Boulevard.

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Laura Coffey

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