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SCAM artists are getting even more creative in trying to rip you off. Several new tricks involve bogus claims that you have won a prize. CA Lottery’s Donna Cordova reveals the con and explains how to avoid falling victim.

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POWERBALL Draw Closes In:

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Draws take place every Wednesday and Saturday after
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MEGA Millions Draw Closes In:

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Draws take place every Tuesday and Friday after
draw entry closes at 7:45 p.m.

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SuperLotto Plus Draw Closes In:

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Draws take place every Wednesday and Saturday after
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February 8, 2016

Woman Wins $750,000 in Watsonville

SACRAMENTO – A lucky California Lottery player spelled out a big win while playing a $10 Mystery Crossword Scratchers®. Ma Elena Melgoza won the top prize of $750,000! Melgoza bought her winning ticket at the 7-Eleven store located a...

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February 5, 2016

Birthday Gift Leads to $750,000 Scratchers® Win!

SACRAMENTO – Benjamin Mayberry probably had the best birthday he’s ever had in his life last month. That’s because the Bay Area resident received a $30 California Lottery 30th Anniversary Scratchers ticket that was worth $750,000! Th...

Northern California | Winners Stories

February 5, 2016

Factory Worker Claims $1 Million Scratchers® Prize

SACRAMENTO – Alejandro Garcia is a proud father of five and a hard-working factory worker. So when he found out he was California’s newest $1 million winner, it didn’t stop him from getting up and going to work at 4 a....

Southern California | Winners Stories

February 5, 2016

Stay-at-Home Mom Claims $638,000 Powerball® Ticket Purchased in Vacaville!

SACRAMENTO – Lisa Wolin has only purchased California Lottery tickets a few times in her life. But she sure is glad she did the week of the massive $1.586 billion Powerball jackpot. Wolin is $638,146 richer after she m...

Northern California | Winners Stories

February 3, 2016

Half Million Dollar Win on Fantasy 5 Ticket Sold in Santa Clara County!

SACRAMENTO – Someone is now a half million dollars richer.  That’s because one lucky person won the top prize in the Fantasy 5 drawing last night. They did it on a ticket sold in Sunnyvale (Santa Clara County). It matched all five numbers...

Northern California | Media Advisories and Events

February 2, 2016

Three Hour Wait Leads to $638,000 Powerball® Prize from Lucky Ticket Purchased at Primm Valley!

SACRAMENTO – Herber Garcia-Najarro joined droves of Las Vegans who decided to take a shot at the $1.586 billion Powerball jackpot last month. Najarro decided to stop by the wildly-popular Primm Valley Lotto Store located off I-15 on the C...

Southern California | Winners Stories

February 2, 2016

$638,000 Powerball® Ticket Purchased in Sonoma County Claimed!

SACRAMENTO – Maria Torres is the latest of California’s Lucky Dozen Powerball winners to come forward. Torres is $638,146 richer after she matched five of six numbers (04-08-19-27-34), missing only the Powerball number of 10, in the Janua...

Northern California | Winners Stories

February 2, 2016

Mere Hours Remain to Claim $63 Million Prize

Would Become Largest California Lottery Prize Ever Forfeited SACRAMENTO – Please help us get the word out that a California Lottery player is now mere HOURS away from forfeiting a fortune – the $63 million that was won...

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February 2, 2016

‘There Are Too Many Zeros!’

Cashier Strikes it Rich; California Gold Rush Scratchers® Ticket Sold in Moreno Valley SACRAMENTO – “My eyes, I must be blind, there are too many zeros!” This was Antwan Samaan’s reaction to winning the top prize of $50...

Southern California | Winners Stories

February 1, 2016

Journey Begins for Powerball® Winner

SACRAMENTO – Let’s say this right off the bat. Jessa Mae Del Barrio did NOT win the $1.5 billion Powerball drawing last month. In fact, she wasn’t even playing. The Las Vegas resident purchased a ticket that matched five numbers in the Po...

Southern California | Winners Stories

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