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POWERBALL Draw Closes In:

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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
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July 3, 2015

Family Comes First for $430,000 Mega Millions® Winner in San Diego

SACRAMENTO – Imagine winning close to a half million dollars and not even knowing it. That’s what happened to our newest winner Sonier DeLa Cruz. He matched five of six numbers in the June 23rd Mega Millions draw to win $430,295, but didn...

Southern California | Winners Stories

July 3, 2015

$1 Million Win in San Bernardino

SACRAMENTO – Zara Casarez is the California Lottery’s newest millionaire after winning the top prize on the $10 Taxes Paid Scratchers® ticket. With this game, the California Lottery is covering the standard 25 percent of federal taxes withheld on...

Southern California | Winners Stories

July 3, 2015

Million Dollar Start to Holiday Weekend for San Bernardino Player!

SACRAMENTO – July 2nd will always be known to Romeo Ramos as “Financial Independence Day.” That’s because yesterday Ramos became California’s newest millionaire after he won the top prize of $1,000,000 playing an Emerald 10’s Scratchers®...

Southern California | Winners Stories

July 2, 2015

Santa Cruz County Player Wins $750,000!

SACRAMENTO – This 4th of July will be a holiday to remember for Watsonville resident Jesus Ramirez. That’s because just two days before the big holiday, this lucky guy pictured below claimed a Scratchers® prize worth $750,000! This p...

Northern California | Winners Stories

June 30, 2015

SoCal Nurse Wins $1 Million on 2nd Chance Draw

SACRAMENTO – Gerald Graham loves playing the Lottery and even if he doesn’t win right away, he always enters his non-winning tickets into the Lottery’s 2nd Chance program. Recently, he was getting ready to enter these non-w...

Southern California | Winners Stories

June 25, 2015

New Life for Daily Derby® Grand Prize Winner

SACRAMENTO – Hashim Arikat didn’t waste any time staking claim to his $946,768 Daily Derby grand prize. Just two days after winning, Arikat came trotting into the California Lottery’s San Francisco District Office holding the winning Dail...

Northern California | Winners Stories

June 24, 2015

$430,000 Mega Millions® Ticket Sold in San Diego

SACRAMENTO – It’s a happy hump day for someone in San Diego. That’s because a lucky California Lottery player won $430,295 playing Mega Millions last night. The winning ticket matched five of six numbers in last night’s draw: 38, 70, 56, 13...

Southern California | Media Advisories and Events

June 24, 2015

Notice of Public Meeting

WHAT: The California State Lottery Commission will hold a public meeting tomorrow, Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at Lottery Headquarters in Sacramento. Members of the public are invited to attend. Persons needing reasonable acco...

Northern California | Media Advisories and Events

June 23, 2015

Friends Split $1 Million 2nd Chance Win in L.A.

Duo Entered More Than 500 Times Hoping to Take Home Huge Cash Prize! SACRAMENTO – Who says losers never win?! Just ask Princilla Kim who claims that just might be her new mantra. H...

Southern California | Winners Stories

June 23, 2015

Scratchers® Player Wins $750,000 in Monterey

SACRAMENTO – Jairo Velasquez Perez’s dad is a fan of crossword games. And just one day after Father’s Day, that paid off big time for the young man from Monterey when his dad bought him a life-changing Scratchers ticket that turned out to...

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