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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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MEGA Millions Draw Closes In:

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SuperLotto Plus Draw Closes In:

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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

February 1, 2016

13 Redlands Nurses Claim $638,000 Powerball® Prize!

SACRAMENTO – A group of 13 Redlands area nurses are happy they threw in $10 apiece in last month’s historic Powerball drawing. That’s because they matched five of six numbers (04-08-19-27-34), missing only the Powerball number of 10 and w...

Southern California | Winners Stories

February 1, 2016

Union City Powerball® Ticket Worth $1.4 Million Claimed

SACRAMENTO – Cheryle Silveria is California’s newest millionaire. Silveria brought her winning ticket that matched the numbers 47-2-63-62 and 11 (missing only the Powerball number 17) from the January 6 drawing into the California Lottery...

Northern California | Winners Stories

January 29, 2016

$638,000 Powerball® Ticket Purchased in Irwindale Claimed!

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

Southern California | Winners Stories

January 29, 2016

Helpful Husband Becomes $1 Million Richer in Southland

SACRAMENTO – Robert Mendoza’s wife was going for the big prize, which at the time was when the recent $1.586 billion Powerball® jackpot checked in at a mere $500 million. Being a good husband, he took her ti...

Southern California | Winners Stories

January 26, 2016

Notice of Public Meeting

WHAT: The California State Lottery Commission will hold a public meeting tomorrow, Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at Lottery Headquarters in Sacramento. Members of the public are invited to attend. Persons needing reasonable...

Northern California | Media Advisories and Events

January 26, 2016

Patient Woman Follows Accountant’s Smart Advice

SACRAMENTO – Rohni Singh is a patient woman and a smart woman. So patient in fact, that in September, when she won a $750,000 prize on a California Lottery 30th Anniversary Scratchers® ticket, she was smart enough to wait until the New Ye...

Southern California | Winners Stories

January 25, 2016

Big Crossword Win in Baldwin Park!

SACRAMENTO – Tsz Hong Yeung is having a fantastic end of January. That’s because the Mystery Crossword Scratchers® player scored the game’s top prize - $750,000 before taxes! Yeung, who works as...

Southern California | Winners Stories

January 22, 2016

Man Claims $424,000 Powerball® Ticket Sold in Burbank!

SACRAMENTO – Another California Lottery player has come forward to claim their prize! This time, the winner is walking away with $424,422 after matching five of six numbers in the January 2nd Powerball draw. Francesco Penna purchased...

Southern California | Winners Stories

January 22, 2016

Four Mechanics Share $638,000 Powerball® Prize!

Nine Tickets in the “California Lucky Dozen” Still Unclaimed! SACRAMENTO – It may not be $1.586 billion, but four mechanics who matched the numbers 04-08-19-27-34, missing only the Powerball number of 10, in last Wednesday’s...

Southern California | Winners Stories

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