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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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    Days
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    Hours
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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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    Days
  • 18
    Hours
  • 35
    Minutes

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

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SuperLotto Plus
Guaranteed for drawing Oct 22, 2014
Estimated Cash Value: $4,400,000

SuperLotto Plus Draw Closes In:

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    Days
  • 18
    Hours
  • 35
    Minutes

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

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May 30, 2014

$200,000 Scratchers® Win for El Cajon Man

SACRAMENTO – Mike Kaspolis is a simple man; a small business owner who never expected to win anything like this. “When I bought the ticket, I scratched it and looked at it but didn’t know I had won. S...

Southern California | Winners Stories

May 30, 2014

U.S. Forest Service Firefighter’s Blazing Hot Luck Leads to $1.3 Million Win in Shasta County!

Who Says ‘Lying in Bed All Day’ Isn’t a Lucrative Way to Spend Your Day Off?! SACRAMENTO – It’s grueling and dangerous – yet it’s an exceptionally rewarding line of work. But talk about exhaust...

Northern California | Winners Stories

May 29, 2014

MEDIA ADVISORY:Group of 45 Riverside Seniors Win $500,000 Playing SuperLotto Plus® 2nd Chance

Press Availability With Winners Today in Riverside County SACRAMENTO – Buying SuperLotto Plus tickets in a group pool is a new tradition for residents of Cambria at Riverwalk senior...

Southern California | Winners Stories

May 27, 2014

El Monte Player Wins $750,000 Crossword Payday at Lucky Store

Family-Owned Donut & Ice Cream Shop Has Second Large Scratchers® Win SACRAMENTO – Mario Bermejo has great taste! That’s why this discerning California Lottery player decided to...

Southern California | Winners Stories

May 25, 2014

San Francisco Ticket hits $70 Million SuperLotto Plus® Jackpot

SACRAMENTO – A lucky California Lottery player is celebrating the unofficial start of summer with $70 million after matching all six numbers in last night’s SuperLotto Plus draw! The winning numbers are 13, 11, 23, 27, 29 and the Meg...

Northern California | Media Advisories and Events

May 22, 2014

Last-Second Purchase Leads to $1.2 Million Win

SACRAMENTO – Pauline Obiaha was leaving the grocery store last week when she got that nagging feeling that she forgot to buy something. She quickly realized she forgot to buy her weekly Powerball® ticket. Pauline was running short on time...

Southern California | Winners Stories

May 21, 2014

Notice of Public Meeting

WHAT: The California State Lottery Commission will hold a public meeting Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at Lottery Headquarters in Sacramento. Members of the public are invited to attend. Persons needing reasonable accommodations...

Northern California | Media Advisories and Events

May 21, 2014

$175,000 Winning Fantasy 5 Ticket Sold in San Jose!

SACRAMENTO – One lucky California Lottery Fantasy 5 player who purchased a ticket in San Jose is having a great Wednesday morning. That’s because their ticket matched all of the winning Fantasy 5 numbers of 29, 18, 3, 11 and 6 from last n...

Northern California | Winners Stories

May 20, 2014

Foster Mom Wins $750,000!

SACRAMENTO – As a mother to three adopted children, all Rosalie Tumminaro wishes for, is to be able to leave something for her children when she’s gone. Call it luck or an act of fate, Rosalie’s wish...

Northern California | Winners Stories

May 19, 2014

Man Wins $283,000 on Fantasy 5 Using a Combination of Birthdays – on His Birthday!

SACRAMENTO – It’s a pretty common strategy for California Lottery players to use birthdates as the numbers they pick. But have you ever heard of a player using birthdates on their birthday and then ac...

Southern California | Winners Stories

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