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Scratchers ticket worth $2 million sold at Hayward gas station

Scratchers ticket worth $2 million sold at Hayward gas station

HAYWARD — A potentially life-changing sum of cash is heading one Bay Area lottery player’s way after a $2 million Scratchers ticket was sold at a Hayward gas station, according to the California Lottery.

The player, publicly identified as Miguel Palominos Contreras on Thursday, purchased an “Instant Prize Crossword” scratch-off game from Moa’s Service Center in Hayward.

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The gas station, located at 486 A Street, will also receive a $10,000 bonus from the lottery for selling the lucky ticket.

The news comes after a solid showing for Bay Area lottery players as of late. Last month, a ticket worth more than $300,000 was sold in San Jose.