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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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October 30, 2014

$2.6 Million Powerball® Win in West Sacramento

SACRAMENTO – Northern California has a lot to celebrate today. First, a baseball championship and now a $2,643,793 Powerball win in West Sacramento. The winning ticket correctly matched five numbers in last night’s draw: 48, 28, 59,...

Northern California | Media Advisories and Events

October 29, 2014

Man Claims $269,000 Fantasy 5 Ticket Sold in Palmdale

SACRAMENTO – Oscar Herrador didn’t waste any time. Less than 24 hours after matching all five numbers in the October 22nd Fantasy 5 draw, he was in a California Lottery office claiming his $269,991 prize. Herrador’s winning ticket co...

Southern California | Winners Stories

October 29, 2014

Persistence Pays Off for Riverside County Man

SACRAMENTO – Something really strange happened on Monday night. Four tickets successfully matched all five Fantasy 5 numbers to earn a quarter of the top prize. So what’s so strange about that? All four tickets belonged to one person! Lon...

Southern California | Winners Stories

October 28, 2014

Long Beach Mega Millions® Players Win Nothing in Vegas but Return to California to Claim $1.2 Million

Dennis Carrig and Karen Rheney had just returned from a trip to Las Vegas to celebrate a friend’s birthday. They had fun, but didn’t win anything. “I didn’t even gamble,” Carrig confessed. “Not one penny.” As it turns out he didn’t need to; they...

Southern California | Winners Stories

October 28, 2014

Inglewood Mega Millions® Ticket Worth $274,000 Claimed!

SACRAMENTO – Sean Ransom is the type of California Lottery player who likes to play when there is big money to be won. So it is no surprise that Ransom decided to buy 10 Quick Picks® for the October 1...

Southern California | Winners Stories

October 23, 2014

$269,000 Fantasy 5 Ticket Sold in Palmdale

SACRAMENTO – It was a happy hump day for one California Lottery player in Palmdale. That lucky person matched all five numbers in last night’s Fantasy 5 draw to win the top prize of $269,991. The winning ticket correctly matched the...

Southern California | Media Advisories and Events

October 22, 2014

Winning Continues in Los Angeles County!

SACRAMENTO – The winning continues in Los Angeles County. Only this time, not one, but two tickets sold there matched five out of six numbers in a Mega Millions® drawing. One of these lucky tickets was sold in Santa Fe Springs. The other...

Southern California | Media Advisories and Events

October 21, 2014

Orange County Woman Ecstatic Over $200,000 Win!

SACRAMENTO – Maria Anaya-Torres screamed “Oh my God, I won!” after scratching off a 20X The Money Scratchers® ticket and thinking she won $200. So you could imagine her excitement when she went to the...

Southern California | Winners Stories

October 21, 2014

Stockton $11 Million SuperLotto Plus® Ticket Claimed!

SACRAMENTO – Most California Lottery players who purchased tickets for the September 24 Lottery drawing probably were focused on that night’s $228.5 million Powerball® jackpot. But not Kara Brummett! She says she’s been playing SuperLotto...

Northern California | Winners Stories

October 20, 2014

Outrageous Answer to Lottery Mystery in North Hollywood

SACRAMENTO – As a player, doesn’t it drive you crazy when you learn that someone hit the lottery, but doesn’t step forward to quickly claim their prize? It’s been nearly a week since a ticket sold in North Hollywood matched five out of si...

Southern California | Winners Stories

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