One ticket with five numbers, but missing the Mega number, was sold at a Food 4 Less supermarket in Long Beach and is worth $38,985, the California Lottery announced.
The California lottery skimped on giving $36 million in revenue to fund public education and spent $720,000 on food and travel expenses without considering cheaper options, report says.
Elsa Zatarain couldn’t believe it when she scanned a $20 Scratchers ticket she bought at a Torrance Doughnut shop and it showed she had won $2 million. So much so, she scanned it several times just to make sure.
“[…]plaintiff is seeking to profit from admittedly participating in illegal gambling by a minor and claiming a prize on an invalid ticket, activity that the California Lottery specifically protects against,” Deputy Attorney General James Waian stated in the court papers.