California Lottery players become instant millionaires

Four lucky California Lottery players have had a fantastic end to the spooky season, collectively winning a staggering $12 million from scratcher games.

The two biggest winners, both hailing from Los Angeles County, each claimed $5 million in prizes from the Premier 7's and 100x Scratchers games.

Robert Linn secured his $5 million win by playing the Premier 7's Scratcher game, with his ticket originating from a Chevron gas station on Avenue L in Lancaster.

Alejandra Mendoza's fortune smiled upon her while playing the 100x Scratchers game, and she also won $5 million. She purchased her winning ticket at World Donuts & Ice Cream in Pomona.

Jaime Medrano, another fortunate winner from L.A. County, scored a $1 million prize by playing the Cloud 9 scratcher game, having bought the winning ticket at a Vons location on Woodruff Avenue in Lakewood.

In Northern California, Cornelia Treichel-Rocque joined the millionaires' club, winning $1 million with a ticket purchased in San Joaquin County.

The retailers who sold the $5 million-winning tickets will receive a $25,000 bonus for their contribution to these remarkable wins.