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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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October 20, 2014

$1.2 Million Fresno Powerball® Ticket Claimed!

SACRAMENTO –Maria Padilla had a feeling she had luck on her side when she purchased a Powerball ticket for the September 24 drawing. Padilla won a cool $1,264,341 when she bought a ticket that matched five winning numbers, missing only th...

Winners Stories

October 19, 2014

Ticket Sold in Ventura County Hits $13 Million SuperLotto Plus® Jackpot!

SACRAMENTO – Someone’s life has dramatically changed overnight. One lucky California Lottery player hit the SuperLotto Plus jackpot in last night’s drawing. The ticket he/she purchased for $1 at a convenience store in Simi Valley is now w...

Southern California | Media Advisories and Events

October 18, 2014

$200,000 Fantasy 5 Ticket Sold in San Jose

SACRAMENTO – It’s a happy Saturday for one lucky California Lottery player. That player matched all five numbers from last night’s Fantasy 5 drawing to win $200,499. Just think of what you could do with a sudden windfall like that!  Let’s...

Northern California | Media Advisories and Events

October 18, 2014

Ticket Sold in Inglewood Now Worth Quarter of a Million Dollars!

SACRAMENTO – Nearly a quarter of a million dollars! Just think of what you could do with that kind of money. Someone is about to find out. One ticket sold in Inglewood matched five out of the six numbers in last night’s Mega Millions® dra...

Southern California | Media Advisories and Events

October 17, 2014

California Lottery Sales Surpass $5 Billion

Lottery Achieves Record Fiscal Year; Sends $1.35 Billion to California Schools SACRAMENTO – The California Lottery maintained its status as one of the fastest growing lotteries in the United States in Fiscal Year 2013-1...

Lottery Performance

October 17, 2014

Canoga Park Mega Millions® Ticket Worth $972,000 Claimed!

Tonight’s Jackpot Climbs to $180 Million SACRAMENTO – We all know that matching all six numbers in a Mega Millions draw is the dream, but matching five of six isn’t too bad. Just ask Juan Barraza. He did just that in the Sep...

Southern California | Winners Stories

October 15, 2014

Big Money Won Overnight in North Hollywood!

SACRAMENTO – If you happened to purchase a Mega Millions® ticket in North Hollywood, you should definitely find that paper right away and check it. That’s because one lucky ticket sold in that city matched five out of six numbers in last...

Southern California | Media Advisories and Events

October 14, 2014

One Little Comma Makes All the Difference in the World!

SACRAMENTO – James Schmidt is a long-time Lottery player, and by “long time” we mean as in since the California Lottery started 29 years ago. The semi-retiree’s persistence paid off over the weekend when he matched all five numbers from S...

Southern California | Winners Stories

October 12, 2014

$300,000 Fantasy 5 Ticket Sold in Torrance

SACRAMENTO – It’s a happy Sunday for one lucky California Lottery player. That player matched all five numbers from last night’s Fantasy 5 drawing to win $315,066. The winning numbers were 17, 14, 20, 33 and 16. The ticket was purchased a...

Southern California | Winners Stories

October 11, 2014

Long Beach Mega Millions® Player Wins $1.2 Million

SACRAMENTO – One California Lottery player became a millionaire overnight and did so without even matching all six numbers in the Mega Millions draw from Friday night. The lucky player matched five numbers but missed the Mega number and s...

Southern California | Winners Stories

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