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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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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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August 26, 2014

‘Kaboom!’ Orange County Mom Spells Out $750,000 Bonus Crossword Scratchers® Payday!

SACRAMENTO – Some winners are more surprised than others, but Daniela Ward just had a feeling it might be her lucky day! “I knew there was a big ticket coming. I scanned it at the store and it said, ‘...

Southern California | Winners Stories

August 25, 2014

$26 Million SuperLotto Plus® Jackpot Claimed

SACRAMENTO – Just days after one very lucky Lottery player in Calimesa, CA hit the $180 million Mega Millions® jackpot, another lucky player claimed their $26 million SuperLotto Plus® prize. That’s over $200 million in just a matter of da...

Southern California | Winners Stories

August 25, 2014

$200,000 L.A. County Ticket Still Unclaimed

SACRAMENTO – It has now been two months since two lucky tickets from Los Angeles County matched all five Fantasy 5 numbers to split the top prize of $405,104. One of those lucky winners claimed their prize right away, but the owner of the...

Southern California | Media Advisories and Events

August 22, 2014

Huge $180 Million Mega Millions® Jackpot Ticket Sold in Riverside County!

Winner Purchased Lucky Ticket at Convenience Store in Tiny Calimesa SACRAMENTO – The Inland Empire is on a serious roll! Five weeks after John “Jack” Long won a $60 million Powerball® jackpot in Fontana, we know someone...

Southern California | Media Advisories and Events

August 21, 2014

Mom Fulfills Child’s Wish with Lottery Win in LA County

SACRAMENTO – It’s been tugging at Ruth Cendejas’ heart for some time. She’s the mother of two young children. Her son has said many times how he wishes their family could live in a house. “That’s what I should be doing. A mother is suppos...

Southern California | Winners Stories

August 20, 2014

Cue the Excitement over $1 Million Lottery Win in Orange County

SACRAMENTO – You’ve heard about people discovering their Lottery win while at home, or sitting in their car outside a convenience store where they just purchased their lucky ticket. Not for Kevin Tran. The 26-year-old was hanging out in a...

Southern California | Winners Stories

August 18, 2014

$7 Million Powerball® Ticket Claimed!

SACRAMENTO – Joseph Rosas did not win the $90 million Powerball jackpot last Saturday night, but he did win a record-setting prize. Rosas won the largest prize for a ticket matching five numbers in California Lottery history for all draw...

Southern California | Winners Stories

August 18, 2014

Play at the Pump Pilot Program Demonstration

SACRAMENTO – This fall, the California Lottery will be launching Play at the Pump, an exciting pilot program at approximately 100-150 existing lottery retail fuel locations in Los Angeles and Sacramento. With just a few quick and easy ste...

Southern California | Media Advisories and Events

August 13, 2014

New Millionaire Plans to Put Mom First

L.A. County Winner Scores Big With Lottery’s Newest $20 Game! SACRAMENTO – What would you do if you won the lottery? It’s a question many Californians have asked themselves, including Jose Aguayo. But for Aguayo it a...

Southern California | Winners Stories

August 12, 2014

Mail Carrier Stops in for a Drink, Comes out $650,000 Richer!

SACRAMENTO – Susan Nichols is a mail carrier in the Sacramento area and after her route, she sometimes stops into a local gas station for a cool drink – especially on a hot day. Back in July, she did just that a...

Northern California | Winners Stories

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