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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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August 16, 2016

Bay Area Scratchers® Ticket is Worth $1 Million!

SACRAMENTO – Edward Roundtree was still in disbelief as he walked into the California Lottery’s Sacramento District Office to claim his prize. He is the most recent player to scratch a $10 The Price Is Right® Scratchers ticket and win the...

Northern California | Winners Stories

August 10, 2016

Fantasy 5 Ticket Worth Nearly Half a Million Dollars Sold in San Jose!

SACRAMENTO – Someone in San Jose is now nearly a half million dollars richer. That’s because a Fantasy 5 ticket sold there matched all five numbers from last night’s draw to win the top prize of $499,040 (before federal taxes). While...

Northern California | Winners Stories

August 10, 2016

‘Filling Up on Gas and Monsters!’ Adventure Leads to $5 Million Scratchers® Surprise in Tracy!

SACRAMENTO – James Nguyen figures he and his friend Henry Ho go on “business supply runs” from San Joaquin County to the Bay Area every couple of weeks together. They generally schedule a pit stop in Tracy for the same three things: Gasol...

Northern California | Winners Stories

August 8, 2016

Ventura County Man Wins $750,000 Scratchers® Prize!

SACRAMENTO – Bus, adhesive, aloe, and, idle, feline, eye, alibi, rain, use. Those 10 words may not mean anything to you and me, but for Romulo Tello, those 10 words are worth a whole lot. That’s because those are the 10 words on Tello’s $...

Southern California | Winners Stories

August 8, 2016

Former Bay Meadows Jockey Claims $750,000 Scratchers® Prize!

SACRAMENTO – Eloy Sanchez definitely knows about luck. That’s because Sanchez was one of the top jockeys racing out of Bay Meadows Race Track in San Mateo before it closed back in August of 2008. That was then and this is now – and here i...

Northern California | Winners Stories

August 8, 2016

$1.8 Million Mega Millions® Ticket Sold in Winterhaven

SACRAMENTO – Although no one matched all six numbers in last Friday night’s Mega Millions drawing, one ticket, sold in Winterhaven, matched five numbers in the draw, missing only the Mega number. That winning ticket is worth $1,844,663!...

Southern California | Winners Stories

August 5, 2016

Retiree Waits More Than 30 Years for Huge $785,040 Powerball® Win in Orange County!

SACRAMENTO – Loc Chu has been playing the California Lottery ever since we started selling tickets back in 1985. In fact, he remembers winning a cool $5,000 on a Scratchers® ticket that very same year! Chu had to wait more than 30 years f...

Southern California | Winners Stories

August 5, 2016

Nipton Powerball® Ticket Worth More Than $785,000 Claimed!

SACRAMENTO – When Nevada resident Maria Baker saw on the news that the Powerball jackpot was over $200 million, she decided it was time to take the trip over to California and buy a couple of tickets. Baker took the drive to our ever-popu...

Southern California | Winners Stories

August 5, 2016

Ticket Bought on July 5th Leads to Huge Power 5’s Scratchers® Win in El Centro!

SACRAMENTO – You could say five is Beckie Cooke’s lucky number. That is because the Brawley resident is the California Lottery’s latest player to score a $555,555 top prize win after buying $5 Power 5’s Scratchers tickets. “I went do...

Southern California | Winners Stories

August 4, 2016

Hunch in Sacramento County Leads to Third-Largest Fantasy 5 Prize Ever Won!

SACRAMENTO – Peter Kwett has been playing the California Lottery practically since we started selling tickets some 31 years ago. Over time, Kwett said that he’s learned to become a patient player. But when the Fantasy 5 top prize started...

Northern California | Winners Stories

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