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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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March 30, 2015

Winning Powerball ticket claimed in South Lake Tahoe

SACRAMENTO – While every day is a great one in South Lake Tahoe, today is particularly a good one for Linda Emmons. That is because she came forward to claim her $708,769 Powerball prize. Emmons matched the numbers 24-44-31-11 and 40 on a...

Northern California | Winners Stories

March 26, 2015

Million Dollar Lottery Win in Sonoma Valley!

SACRAMENTO – California’s Sonoma Valley has so much to offer. One can enjoy wine tasting, golf, hiking, or in some cases, it’s where you might strike it rich playing the California Lottery! It certainly worked out that way for Rogelio Esp...

Northern California | Winners Stories

March 25, 2015

Orange County Man Wins $750,000

SACRAMENTO – Nine of the 17 top prizes of $750,000 offered by the California Lottery’s popular $10 Crossword Ca$h Scratchers® game have now been claimed. One of those lucky nine winners was Mohamad Ibrahim, who recently purchased a winnin...

Southern California | Winners Stories

March 19, 2015

Man Finds Luck with the Number 13 on Friday the 13th in Bay Area

SACRAMENTO – The number 13 has long been considered unlucky. Combine it with a Friday and you get a day of bad luck… or do you? Let’s go back in time to last week, Friday the 13th to be exact. Ricardo Aguilar went to the store to play the...

Northern California | Winners Stories

March 18, 2015

Treats for the ‘Fur Babies’ Brings $750,000 for Their Owner in L.A. County

SACRAMENTO – Silvia Barrios absolutely loves her dogs, calling them her “fur babies.” So when she forgot to get them a treat, she stopped at 7-Eleven in Pico Rivera (Los Angeles County) to get them some beef jerky. On an impulse, she deci...

Southern California | Winners Stories

March 18, 2015

California Lottery Wins Financial Reporting Award

SACRAMENTO – For the 12th consecutive year, the California Lottery has received a prestigious award for financial reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA). The award is a Certificat...

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March 18, 2015

A Dream Comes True For L.A. Warehouse Worker

SACRAMENTO – To say that Francisco Alvarez is an avid lottery player would be an understatement. Alvarez says he loves playing the lottery every week; so much so that he actually dreams about playing. About a month and a half ago, Alvarez...

Southern California | Winners Stories

March 18, 2015

Million Dollar Powerball® Ticket Sold in Los Angeles Remains Unclaimed

SACRAMENTO – We’re sure you’ve all heard about the $1,098,624 Powerball-winning ticket that was sold in Rosemead and expired last week. The question is, will it happen again? Two months ago, another Los Angeles-area retailer sold a Powerb...

Southern California | Media Advisories and Events

March 18, 2015

Group of 52 at Downtown L.A. Engineering Firm to Split $1.3 Million Powerball® Prize!

SACRAMENTO – When John “Trainer” Martin took over his Los Angeles structural engineering firm “many years ago,” he said he jokingly told his employees his first rule was: “There will be no office pools that I’m not part of!” Talk about a...

Southern California | Winners Stories

March 17, 2015

‘Crazy Lady’ Gives San Pedro Retiree Winning Mega Millions® Numbers Worth a Small Fortune!

SACRAMENTO – Gloria Swanigan doesn’t make it a habit of arguing with automated voices on the telephone. And she sure wasn’t going to start considering the voice on the other end of the line was tellin...

Southern California | Winners Stories

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