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June 30, 2013
Washington, DC – Earl Holsendorff of Washington, DC is the $1,000,000 Grand Prize winner of the DC Lottery DC Gold scratcher Second Chance drawing.

Mr. Holsendorff, who claimed the prize along with his wife of 48 years, is a man familiar with second chances. “I’ve worked hard all my life, served my country twice, raised a family, retired. And, now this.

This is another chance to keep at it,” smiled the winner. The Holsendorff’s have five adult children and two grandchildren. They say the money will be used for savings, to help family members, and ensure future college tuitions. The couple’s second eldest accompanied her parents to claim their prize. “What child wouldn’t be happy for their parents? When they win, you win!” the daughter stated jovially.

The $20 DC Gold scratcher launched in February 2011, as the DC Lottery’s second instant ticket ever issued with a $1,000,000 top prize. The game boasted three life-changing top prizes and over $11million in total prizes available. To date, players have netted over $8.6 million in winnings, the ticket is 90% sold out, and there is still an instant $1,000,000 prize remaining.

The contest winner was initially announced live on-air Thursday, June 6, 2013 during a local morning TV show broadcast. The Holsendorff’s said they found out about the win from an early morning text they received from a viewer.

Mr. Holsendorff is the DC Lottery’s third million-dollar winner for 2013. The first was a $1 million Powerball winner in March 2013. The second was a $1 million DC Black II winner in May.

“It’s wonderful to award potentially life-changing prizes like this $1 million with DC Gold’s Second Chance,” says Buddy Roogow, executive director of the DC Lottery. We still have three DC Scratchers with million-dollar top prizes awaiting winners. I’m looking forward to announcing the next member of our Millionaires Club,” states Roogow referring to the DC Lottery’s stated best odds of becoming an instant millionaire.

In addition to the $1 million Grand Prize winner, Roogow congratulated the Second Chance contest’s Golden Getaway winner, Terry Jacobson of Bethesda, MD. Both winners were pulled from a pool of over 91,900 entries.

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