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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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  • 15
    Hours
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Draws take place every Tuesday and Friday after
draw entry closes at 7:45 p.m.

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Estimated Cash Value: $9,100,000

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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February 23, 2015

California Lottery First in the Nation to Achieve Prestigious Award for Responsible Gaming

SACRAMENTO –The World Lottery Association (WLA) has awarded the California Lottery with the highest certification level for its Responsible Gaming programs, making the California Lottery the first in the U.S. to achieve this distinction....

Lottery Performance

February 20, 2015

Man Finds Out He’s a Millionaire While Buying Valentine’s Surprise for Wife in Fresno County

SACRAMENTO – Bill Deluca is a man who lives by the old adage, “Happy wife, happy life.” And he knew buying his wife of 41 years flowers on Valentine’s Day would make her happy; so after he bought them...

Winners Stories

February 19, 2015

The Search is on for the Winner of a $1 Million Powerball® Prize

Mystery Winner has Just Three Weeks Left to Claim; Ticket was Purchased in Rosemead SACRAMENTO – It has now been more than five long months and the California Lottery continues to look for an individual it believes is Califo...

Southern California | Media Advisories and Events

February 17, 2015

Million Dollar Powerball® Ticket Sold in Los Angeles Remains Unclaimed

SACRAMENTO – A month ago, we told you about a lucky retailer who sold a Powerball ticket worth $1,995,993 just less than a year after selling a $30 million jackpot-winning Mega Millions® ticket. Well, we’re still waiting for someone to co...

Southern California | Winners Stories

February 17, 2015

More Winning in Palmdale as Lucky Scratchers® Ticket Nets $2 Million!

SACRAMENTO – The city of Palmdale’s lucky lottery streak continues. The latest lucky winner, Stephen Grable, wanted to remain very low key about his newfound fortune. What we can tell you is that Grable stuck it rich winning $2 million by...

Southern California | Winners Stories

February 17, 2015

Orange County Man Surprised by Reaction Following Powerball® Win

SACRAMENTO – A Cypress man says he didn’t get the type of response he was expecting following his Powerball win. Raul Bernal purchased a lottery ticket in Cypress (Orange County) that matched five numbers, missing only the Powerball numbe...

Southern California | Winners Stories

February 13, 2015

Second Time’s a Charm for Bay Area Powerball® Winner

SACRAMENTO – Hector Carrera is a long-time California Lottery player, but it wasn’t until recently that he decided to try a new approach to picking his numbers. Choosing random numbers and Quick Pick® tickets hadn’t worked for Hector, so...

Northern California | Winners Stories

February 13, 2015

MEDIA ADVISORY: French Laundry Promotion Winner to Be Introduced Tomorrow on Valentine’s Day!

Dinner at World Class Restaurant and Napa Valley Resort Stay are Top Prizes SACRAMENTO – We know Californians have been waiting in anticipation since the beginning of the year to find out who will enjoy a 19-course meal...

Media Advisories and Events

February 12, 2015

Friends Who Play Together Stay Together!

Bay Area Women Come Forward to Split $7 Million SuperLotto Plus® Jackpot SACRAMENTO – You aren’t going to believe this story! Back in January, it was reported that there were two jackpot wins in the San Francisco Bay A...

Northern California | Winners Stories

February 12, 2015

UPDATED: Powerball® Draw Results for California

SACRAMENTO – We have updated information regarding last night’s thrilling Powerball drawing, which includes news of multiple winners in our state. We were playing for an (revised) estimated $564.1 million. While no California ticket hit t...

Media Advisories and Events

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