Three Lucky Californians Strike it Rich with $12M in Lottery Winnings

California Lottery officials have announced three big winners who have raked in a combined $12 million from scratch-off and Mega Millions tickets.

Lady Luck has smiled on three California residents who have hit the jackpot, sharing a total of $12 million in lottery winnings. The winners have been identified as Luis Castaneda Esparza, Baltazar Hernandez-Jimenez, and Ali Dib. Esparza and Hernandez-Jimenez both won the top prize of $5 million on scratcher tickets, with the same number – 36 – bringing them luck. Dib won $2 million with his Mega Millions ticket.

With news of these big wins, the question on everyone’s mind is, have you checked your tickets yet?