Two Southern California folks got spring off to a great start, each winning $5 million in scratch-off lottery tickets.

One such ticket was the Scratcher 100X sold at Famous Ed’s Liquor store in El Monte. The winner was Walter Amaya.

“This is the biggest ticket I’ve ever sold,” said Brian Hanna, owner of Famous Ed’s Liquor. “We are very excited and very happy for the winner,” he added.

The other $5 million 2023 Scratcher ticket was sold at the M&A. Tobacco store in Santa Monica. The winner here was Paul Coggins.

Hanna said that since selling the millionaire ticket, she has seen her sales increase for 11 years.

According to the California Lottery, the two stores will receive $25,000 for the sale of winning tickets.

Juan Hernández handed over a second $10 million winning lottery ticket this week, just three years after claiming the same value as an instant ticket.

As of the year, a $10 million Scratch-Off was sold at the South Pacific Market in San Pedro. The winner of this jackpot has decided his financial income for 25 years, which means that he will receive $400,000 per year.

Last month, the California Lottery Office confirmed that five players had won a total of $7 million after purchasing Scratchers tickets from different Golden State businesses.

They noted that the winning tickets were sold statewide and had values ​​between $1 million and $2 million.

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