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

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SuperLotto Plus Draw Closes In:

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Draws take place every Wednesday and Saturday after
draw entry closes at 7:45 p.m.

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July 22, 2014

Fantasy 5 Ticket Worth $291,000 Sold in Castaic!

Los Angeles County on a Lucky Roll with Fourth Consecutive Top Prize Win SACRAMENTO – The streak of Fantasy 5 wins continues in Los Angeles County! Soubanhrio Sengphrachanh is the latest big winner in the county after h...

Southern California | Winners Stories

July 22, 2014

Bay Area Man Satisfies Hunger With $1.3 Million Scratchers® Win!

SACRAMENTO – After cashing his paycheck, Anthony Smith knew what he needed. “I decided I was going to get me a couple pieces of chicken, a couple of peanut patties and a couple bottles of my tomato juice.” But something else caught his ey...

Northern California | Winners Stories

July 20, 2014

$60 Million Powerball® Ticket Sold In Fontana

SACRAMENTO – There’s a new multimillionaire in California! A Powerball ticket, sold in Fontana, matched all six numbers in last night’s draw to win $60 million. The ticket correctly matched the numbers 10, 53, 17, 25, 45 and the Powe...

Southern California | Media Advisories and Events

July 18, 2014

California Lucky Life Scratchers® Player Wins $1.3 Million While on Family Trip!

SACRAMENTO – Eva Ruiz’s purchase of a $2 California Lucky Life Scratchers ticket has made her and her family $1.3 million richer! The Pacoima resident told the California Lottery that she was visiting family over the weeken...

Southern California | Winners Stories

July 10, 2014

A Lifetime of Memories After Lottery Win in Glendale

SACRAMENTO – It is fun reading about people who win the Lottery and what they plan to do with their winnings. In these stories you can witness the potential of lifelong dreams and hopes being fulfilled. For example, take a lucky ticket so...

Southern California | Winners Stories

July 8, 2014

La Crescenta Man Wastes No Time Claiming his $286,000 Fantasy 5 Prize!

SACRAMENTO – Adam Shahinian is a very excitable guy. When he saw that a winning Fantasy 5 ticket had been sold at the store where he buys his tickets, instead of checking the numbers on the website, he jumped in his car and drove to the s...

Southern California | Winners Stories

July 7, 2014

Lottery Unveils Wheel of Fortune® Scratchers® Series

Fortune is Calling! Players Will “Spin” for Chance to Win up to $1 Million Top Prize  SACRAMENTO –The California Lottery has rolled out its very first game show game – the Wheel of Fortune family of Scratchers, affording lottery p...

Media Advisories and Events

July 6, 2014

L.A. County Continues its Lucky Streak With its Third Winning Fantasy 5 Ticket in 10 Days!

SACRAMENTO – Los Angeles County has sold its third winning Fantasy 5 ticket since June 26 -- that’s nearly $700,000 in prizes within 10 days. The winning ticket from last night matched all of the winning numbers -- 34, 24, 9, 1 and 28 --...

Southern California | Media Advisories and Events

June 27, 2014

‘Dog Tired’ Owner of $1.6 Million Mega Millions® Ticket Purchased in Felton Claims Prize!

SACRAMENTO – They make the trip down Highway 9 “from time to time” to go shopping in Santa Cruz. On Tuesday (June 24), Glenn Getzfreid says he decided to stop and make one purchase along the way. At $25 million, the Mega Millions jac...

Northern California | Winners Stories

June 26, 2014

With Less Than One Week to Go, Sales are closing in on $5 Billion for Fiscal Year 2013-2014

SACRAMENTO – The California Lottery Commission held its June meeting today at Lottery Headquarters in Sacramento. And while historically the June meeting is always noteworthy, it’s tough to top the highlight of this morning’s meeting – th...

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