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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
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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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December 18, 2014

Lucky Powerball® Ticket Sold in Orange County Wins $1 Million Prize!

SACRAMENTO – While many of us are busy counting down how many shopping days are left until the big day next week – whoever bought California’s only million dollar-winning ticket from last night’s Powerball draw suddenly has much more purc...

Southern California | Media Advisories and Events

December 18, 2014

Koreatown Mega Millions® Ticket Worth $928,000 Claimed!

SACRAMENTO – Young Soon Cho’s luck has never been better – and just in time for the holidays too! That’s because Cho won $928,084 in Friday’s Mega Millions Drawing. One set of numbers on Cho’s $5 Quick Pick® ticket matched five numbers, j...

Southern California | Winners Stories

December 17, 2014

‘Smarter Than the Average Bear’ Lottery Player Wins $750,000 While Getting Hair Done in San Diego!

SACRAMENTO – When you win a lot of money, it’s probably not the best idea to jump for joy if someone is working around you with a pair of sharp scissors. Fortunately for Dawn Kinder, she remained uncharacteristically calm considering the...

Southern California | Winners Stories

December 15, 2014

Million Dollar Ticket Sold in Oxnard!

SACRAMENTO – You are going to feel green with envy when you hear what happened to this man. Wilfredo Raguine won $1 million on a California Lottery Emerald 10’s Scratchers® ticket sold in Ventura County. The Emerald 10’s is a $10 ti...

Southern California | Winners Stories

December 13, 2014

Mega Millions® Ticket Worth $928,000 Sold In Koreatown!

SACRAMENTO – Someone who purchased a Mega Millions ticket in Koreatown is having a great start to their weekend. That is because that lucky ticket is worth $928,084! This lucky ticket was sold at the 7-Eleven on 3975 Wilshire Bouleva...

Southern California | Media Advisories and Events

December 12, 2014

Chance Encounter with Stranger Leads to $5 Million Scratchers® Win at Stateline

SACRAMENTO – Kelly Zarogiannos was buying some Scratchers when fate stepped in. A man she’d never met started talking to her about the Scratchers he’d just purchased; the $5 Million Jackpot ticket. He told Zarogiannos how he’d had a lot o...

Southern California | Winners Stories

December 10, 2014

San Bernardino County Letter Carrier Delivers Herself $750,000 Prize on Newest Scratchers® Game!

SACRAMENTO – Who knows how many winning California Lottery checks Sheila Williams has delivered to lucky players over the course of her career with the U.S. Postal Service? Well, this 53-year-old from...

Southern California | Winners Stories

December 8, 2014

Itchy Hand Leads to $960,000 Powerball® Win in Cypress

SACRAMENTO – Carlos Bulquerin’s left hand was itching, but instead of scratching it, he took it as a sign. The reason? An old superstition that states if your left hand itches, you’re coming into money. Bulquerin decided to test it and bo...

Southern California | Winners Stories

December 5, 2014

$3.2 Million in Lottery Prizes Remains Unclaimed in West Sacramento and Stockton

SACRAMENTO – It’s been a month since two huge prize-winning Lottery tickets were sold in the Sacramento region and get this, no one has come forward yet to claim either prize. The first winning ticket, a Powerball® ticket sold in Wes...

Northern California | Media Advisories and Events

December 3, 2014

Man Quickly Claims $409,000 Daily Derby® Ticket Sold in San Bruno

SACRAMENTO – Less than 24 hours. That’s how long it took the California Lottery’s newest winner, Peter Murti, to claim his $409,720 Daily Derby top prize. Murti won big in Monday’s drawing after his Quick Pick® ticket matched all thr...

Northern California | Winners Stories

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