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POWERBALL Draw Closes In:

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MEGA Millions Draw Closes In:

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SuperLotto Plus Draw Closes In:

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June 25, 2015

New Life for Daily Derby® Grand Prize Winner

SACRAMENTO – Hashim Arikat didn’t waste any time staking claim to his $946,768 Daily Derby grand prize. Just two days after winning, Arikat came trotting into the California Lottery’s San Francisco District Office holding the winning Dail...

Northern California | Winners Stories

June 24, 2015

$430,000 Mega Millions® Ticket Sold in San Diego

SACRAMENTO – It’s a happy hump day for someone in San Diego. That’s because a lucky California Lottery player won $430,295 playing Mega Millions last night. The winning ticket matched five of six numbers in last night’s draw: 38, 70, 56, 13...

Southern California | Media Advisories and Events

June 24, 2015

Notice of Public Meeting

WHAT: The California State Lottery Commission will hold a public meeting tomorrow, Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at Lottery Headquarters in Sacramento. Members of the public are invited to attend. Persons needing reasonable acco...

Northern California | Media Advisories and Events

June 23, 2015

Friends Split $1 Million 2nd Chance Win in L.A.

Duo Entered More Than 500 Times Hoping to Take Home Huge Cash Prize! SACRAMENTO – Who says losers never win?! Just ask Princilla Kim who claims that just might be her new mantra. H...

Southern California | Winners Stories

June 23, 2015

Scratchers® Player Wins $750,000 in Monterey

SACRAMENTO – Jairo Velasquez Perez’s dad is a fan of crossword games. And just one day after Father’s Day, that paid off big time for the young man from Monterey when his dad bought him a life-changing Scratchers ticket that turned out to...

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June 18, 2015

Bathroom Break Leads to $5 Million Win in Modesto

SACRAMENTO – Sometimes when nature calls, you have to stop what you’re doing and answer. That’s what happened to Jennifer Daniel earlier this week and it’s likely the best decision she’s ever made; but not for obvious reasons. You see, th...

Northern California | Winners Stories

June 15, 2015

Notice of Public Meeting

WHAT: The California State Lottery Commission will hold a public meeting Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at Lottery Headquarters in Sacramento. Members of the public are invited to attend. Persons needing reasonable accommodations...

Media Advisories and Events

June 11, 2015

Santa Monica Woman Follows Her ‘Feeling’ and Wins Mega Millions® Prize Worth Nearly $700,000

SACRAMENTO – Michele Poussin believes in tradition, luck and fate. Because of this, when she plays Mega Millions, she always plays the numbers her mom used to play. They signify the months she and her sisters were born – 2 (February), 9 (...

Southern California | Winners Stories

June 11, 2015

$1.1 Million Powerball® Ticket Sold in Anaheim!

SACRAMENTO – While no one hit the Powerball jackpot last night, someone who bought a ticket in Anaheim is having a great Thursday. That’s because a ticket sold there matched five of six numbers in last night’s draw to win $1,109,553!...

Southern California | Media Advisories and Events

June 9, 2015

Second $1 Million 50X The Cash Scratchers® Win in One Week has the Bay Area Buzzing!

SACRAMENTO – One California Lottery Scratchers game is turning out to be a big winner in the Bay Area. Carlos Prieto is the latest Bay Area California Lottery player to win $1 million on a single $10 50X The Cash ticket. Prieto pick...

Northern California | Winners Stories

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