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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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Draws take place every Wednesday and Saturday after
draw entry closes at 7:00 p.m.

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MEGA Millions Draw Closes In:

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  • 14
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Draws take place every Tuesday and Friday after
draw entry closes at 7:45 p.m.

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Guaranteed for drawing May 30, 2015
Estimated Cash Value: $24,500,000

SuperLotto Plus Draw Closes In:

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Draws take place every Wednesday and Saturday after
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May 27, 2015

Salinas Player Claims $2.7 Million Mega Millions® win before Las Vegas Trip!

Jackpot Soars to $233 Million for Friday Night’s Drawing SACRAMENTO – How about this for a start to a Las Vegas vacation – winning $2,702,648 before you even hit the road! That’s exactly what happened to Charles Messeng...

Winners Stories

May 27, 2015

Mega Millions® Ticket Sold in Salinas Worth $2.7 Million!

Jackpot Soars to $233 Million for Friday Night’s Drawing SACRAMENTO – Did you buy a ticket in Salinas for last night’s Mega Millions drawing? If so, it may be worth $2,702,648! The winning ticket was sold at the S...

Winners Stories

May 21, 2015

$575,000 Powerball® Ticket Sold in Riverside County!

SACRAMENTO – While no one hit the Powerball jackpot last night, someone in Riverside County is still celebrating a big win. That’s because a ticket sold in Blythe matched five of six numbers in last night’s draw to win $575,392! This...

Southern California | Media Advisories and Events

May 20, 2015

Scratchers® Player Wins $750,000 in Redwood City

SACRAMENTO – A lot of winners come through the California Lottery District Offices. Some are happy and excited, and others are in shock. Our newest winner, Fredy Sanchez was the latter… and then some....

Northern California | Winners Stories

May 19, 2015

Primo Parking Spot = Winning $600,000 Powerball® Ticket in Los Angeles County

SACRAMENTO – Loren Schmalle is a busy man with many different jobs. And when you are as busy as he is, you don’t always have time to have habits that waste your precious time, like searching for the best parking spot. “If there’s a good p...

Southern California | Winners Stories

May 19, 2015

2 A.M. Scratchers® Run Pays Off for Truck Driver Who Hauls Away $750,000 Top Prize in Solano County!

Second Time in May Suisun City Retailers Located on Same Street Have Sold Winners SACRAMENTO – Imagine the heads of his co-workers that will turn when Pablo Bringas – the truck driver – pulls into the mattress company...

Northern California | Winners Stories

May 19, 2015

Notice of Public Meeting

WHAT: The California State Lottery Commission will hold a public meeting Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at Lottery Headquarters in Sacramento. Members of the public are invited to attend. Persons needing reasonable accommodations...

Northern California | Media Advisories and Events

May 18, 2015

Time is Running Out on Unclaimed Million Dollar Powerball® Ticket Sold in Los Angeles

SACRAMENTO – It has now been four long months since a Los Angeles-area retailer sold a Powerball ticket worth $1,995,993. That ticket is now only 60 days away from expiring because we’re still waiting for someone to come forward to claim...

Southern California | Media Advisories and Events

May 18, 2015

Fountain Valley Player Wins $1 Million on Scratchers® Ticket After Winning $25,000 a Month Ago!

SACRAMENTO – There are stories of luck and then there are stories of luck that are so crazy they are hard to believe. This is one of those hard to believe stories. Flash back to about a month ago when Oscar...

Southern California | Winners Stories

May 18, 2015

Ventura County Woman Has a Mother’s Day to Remember

SACRAMENTO – Deborah Bumblis recently got back from Las Vegas, and let’s just say she didn’t have the best of luck when it came to winning money. Luckily, her husband Mark knew just what to get her for Mother’s Day to cheer her up. After...

Southern California | Winners Stories

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