By CBS13 Staff

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A Sacramento area man’s California Lottery Scratchers ticket paid off big time.

On Friday, lottery officials said that Darius Williams won the top prize of $5 million from the “$5,000,000 Platinum Payout Scratchers” ticket he brought from the North Natomas Safeway store.

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Williams was one of several recent lottery Scratchers winners across California.

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Lottery officials say they’ve record-breaking sales in recent weeks of Scratchers and other games. Last week, Scratchers even saw an all-time weekly high sales of $152 million.

Officials did not comment on exactly what was driving the spike in lottery sales. However, the spike is coinciding with the rollout of the third COVID-19 stimulus check.

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Cash raised by California Lottery games provides supplemental funding to the state’s public schools.