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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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Draws take place every Wednesday and Saturday after
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March 26, 2014

Tustin Retiree Has a Good Excuse Why He Waited to Claim His Million Dollar Prize

SACRAMENTO – Jimmy Luu may be a new millionaire but that didn’t stop him from having to wait to get his car fixed before he could come in and claim the top prize of $1 million he won playing a California Lottery Black Exclusive Scratchers...

Southern California | Winners Stories

March 26, 2014

Filipino-American Woman to be Introduced as Newest Member of California Lottery Commission

Bay Area Attorney Scheduled to Attend First Commission Meeting Tomorrow in Sacramento  SACRAMENTO – Rowena Libang-Bobila, 47, of Walnut Creek (Contra Costa County), appointed last month by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. to the Calif...

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March 26, 2014

10 Words Add Up to Major Crossword Win!

Scratchers® Ticket Purchased in Garden Grove Spells Out $750,000 Payday SACRAMENTO – Crosswords aren’t just for the back of the newspaper anymore! That’s because they are some of the California Lottery’s most popular Sc...

Southern California | Winners Stories

March 26, 2014

Construction Worker Gets Lucky

$5 California Lucky for Life Scratchers® Ticket is Worth $3.25 Million  SACRAMENTO – Working construction can be a grueling job. Just ask Jeovany Gomez – he’s been working construction for the past several years. But his days of hard manu...

Southern California | Winners Stories

March 24, 2014

Crossword Player Isn’t Stupid

SACRAMENTO – When Chad Denning uncovered the 10th word on his 20x Crossword Scratchers ticket, he double, triple and even quadrupled checked it. After he did that, he crossed off and scribbled over the words to make sure he didn’t count t...

Northern California | Winners Stories

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

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