Fresno woman wins $500,000 on lottery scratcher

A Fresno woman won $500,000 on a state lottery ticket last week.

Tina Botello won the prize playing a $5 California Gold Rush Scratchers ticket she purchased from the EZ Mart gas station at 4201 E. Shields Ave.

Two other winners in Fresno won big money recently. Earlier this month Xue Lee won $6.5 million from the California Lucky Life 2nd Chance game; he chose a $3.75 million payout. And Kenneth Tatum had a $1 million Deluxe 7’s Playbook-winning Scratchers ticket in August.