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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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March 24, 2014

Daily Commute Leads to $1 Million Win in Salinas

SACRAMENTO – The daily commute can become dull and monotonous. But for Yoana Abrica-Gomez, her 20-mile drive to school became anything but that after acting on a feeling and stopping at a convenience store. She walked in a student, and wa...

Southern California | Winners Stories

March 21, 2014

San Jose Woman Has Fortune Cookies To Thank for $421,000 Mega Millions® Win!

Lucky Winner Plans to Use Prize for First Honeymoon After 52 Years of Marriage SACRAMENTO – Merces Goncalves’ husband always said “If you would save the money you spend on lottery ticket...

Northern California | Winners Stories

March 20, 2014

$2.1 Million Powerball® Ticket sold in Hayward

Northern California’s Hot Streak Continues SACRAMENTO – A Hayward Powerball player can now add the word “Millionaire” to his or her title. That’s because the lucky player won $2,198,310 after matching five of six number...

Northern California | Media Advisories and Events

March 19, 2014

Winning Mega Millions® Ticket Drawn in Bay Area!

Lucky Ticket Worth Nearly $2 Million Purchased at San Mateo County Retailer SACRAMENTO – On this final day of winter, let us leave you with one cold hard fact – you don’t have to win the jackpot to suddenly find yourse...

Northern California | Media Advisories and Events

March 19, 2014

Milpitas Powerball® Ticket Worth $425.3 Million Remains Unclaimed

SACRAMENTO – One month. That’s how long it’s been since a Powerball ticket, purchased in Milpitas, matched all six numbers to win a staggering $425.3 million jackpot. Yet, there’s still no sign of the big winner. Perhaps he or she is stil...

Northern California | Media Advisories and Events

March 19, 2014

Central Valley Man Fields Dreams Following $3.25 Million Lottery Win

SACRAMENTO – A new car. A new house? Those are all things you expect to hear from someone describing their plans after winning the Lottery. However, Salvador Marquez sees even bigger things in his family’s future following his surprise wi...

Winners Stories

March 18, 2014

Tonight’s Mega Millions® Jackpot Draw Pushing Nearly Half a Billion Dollars!

$400 Million Prize Would be the Second-Largest California Jackpot of All Time SACRAMENTO – Sure, it may no longer be St. Patrick’s Day; but one (or even more) California Lottery players could still be experiencing a who...

Media Advisories and Events

March 17, 2014

Notice of Public Meeting

WHAT: The California State Lottery Commission will hold a public meeting Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at Lottery Headquarters in Sacramento. Members of the public are invited to attend. Persons needing reasonable accommodation...

Northern California | Media Advisories and Events

March 14, 2014

Forget the Pot of Gold, Tonight’s Mega Millions® Jackpot is $353 Million

SACRAMENTO – With St. Patrick’s Day just around the corner, many will be searching for their pot of gold at the end of a rainbow…but they may be looking in the wrong place. Tonight’s Mega Millions jackpot has soared to $353 million, the 5...

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March 13, 2014

Fresno Retiree Becomes Latest Millionaire Playing California Black Exclusive Scratchers® Ticket

SACRAMENTO – Willy DeVecchio is a lucky gal when it comes to the Lottery. She has won many prizes playing the California Lottery and even after winning the top prize of $1 million on the California Lo...

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