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August 18, 2014

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August, 2014 | Media Advisories and Events | Southern California

Play at the Pump Pilot Program Demonstration


SACRAMENTO – This fall, the California Lottery will be launching Play at the Pump, an exciting pilot program at approximately 100-150 existing lottery retail fuel locations in Los Angeles and Sacramento. With just a few quick and easy steps, customers will be able to conveniently purchase draw game lottery tickets at the gas pump and then be on their way!

Journalists will have a hands-on opportunity to test out the process themselves at a media event scheduled for August 19 in Burbank. We will have an actual fuel pump on display that can print voided receipts. Reporters will be able to push buttons, walk through all of the simple steps and shoot video/stand-ups/photographs.

Russ Lopez, California Lottery Deputy Director of Corporate Communications (916-717-3114 mobile), will explain the program and be available to answer questions on camera. Randall Lex, Vice President of Business Development for Linq3 (Play at the Pump vendor) will also be on hand, as well as a Play at the Pump retailer.

What:      Lottery Play at the Pump Pilot Program
When:     August 19, 2014
Time:      11:15 a.m. (representatives will be available until approximately 12:30 p.m.)
Where:    Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport
                 2500 N Hollywood Way, Burbank

The California Lottery is a $5 billion enterprise based in Sacramento. It is one of the few state agencies that is a revenue generator, not accepting taxpayer dollars. Its mission is to provide supplemental funding to California schools while simultaneously supporting local communities. In FY 2013-14, the Lottery created 89 new millionaires. More than 95 cents of every dollar spent by our players goes back to local communities in the form of contributions to public schools and colleges, prizes and retail compensation. The California Lottery urges its customers to play responsibly and within their budgets. If you feel you have a gambling problem, or know someone who does, you can get help at 1-800-GAMBLER.