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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:

  • 3
    Days
  • 18
    Hours
  • 47
    Minutes

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:

  • 2
    Days
  • 19
    Hours
  • 32
    Minutes

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:

  • 3
    Days
  • 19
    Hours
  • 32
    Minutes

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

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December 15, 2014

Million Dollar Ticket Sold in Oxnard!

SACRAMENTO – You are going to feel green with envy when you hear what happened to this man. Wilfredo Raguine won $1 million on a California Lottery Emerald 10’s Scratchers® ticket sold in Ventura County. The Emerald 10’s is a $10 ti...

Southern California | Winners Stories

December 13, 2014

Mega Millions® Ticket Worth $928,000 Sold In Koreatown!

SACRAMENTO – Someone who purchased a Mega Millions ticket in Koreatown is having a great start to their weekend. That is because that lucky ticket is worth $928,084! This lucky ticket was sold at the 7-Eleven on 3975 Wilshire Bouleva...

Southern California | Media Advisories and Events

December 12, 2014

Chance Encounter with Stranger Leads to $5 Million Scratchers® Win at Stateline

SACRAMENTO – Kelly Zarogiannos was buying some Scratchers when fate stepped in. A man she’d never met started talking to her about the Scratchers he’d just purchased; the $5 Million Jackpot ticket. He told Zarogiannos how he’d had a lot o...

Southern California | Winners Stories

December 10, 2014

San Bernardino County Letter Carrier Delivers Herself $750,000 Prize on Newest Scratchers® Game!

SACRAMENTO – Who knows how many winning California Lottery checks Sheila Williams has delivered to lucky players over the course of her career with the U.S. Postal Service? Well, this 53-year-old from...

Southern California | Winners Stories

December 8, 2014

Itchy Hand Leads to $960,000 Powerball® Win in Cypress

SACRAMENTO – Carlos Bulquerin’s left hand was itching, but instead of scratching it, he took it as a sign. The reason? An old superstition that states if your left hand itches, you’re coming into money. Bulquerin decided to test it and bo...

Southern California | Winners Stories

December 5, 2014

$3.2 Million in Lottery Prizes Remains Unclaimed in West Sacramento and Stockton

SACRAMENTO – It’s been a month since two huge prize-winning Lottery tickets were sold in the Sacramento region and get this, no one has come forward yet to claim either prize. The first winning ticket, a Powerball® ticket sold in Wes...

Northern California | Media Advisories and Events

December 3, 2014

Man Quickly Claims $409,000 Daily Derby® Ticket Sold in San Bruno

SACRAMENTO – Less than 24 hours. That’s how long it took the California Lottery’s newest winner, Peter Murti, to claim his $409,720 Daily Derby top prize. Murti won big in Monday’s drawing after his Quick Pick® ticket matched all thr...

Northern California | Winners Stories

December 2, 2014

Daily Derby® Ticket Sold in San Bruno Worth $409,000!

SACRAMENTO – One lucky Daily Derby player backed all the right horses and correctly selected the final race time to win last night’s top prize – $409,720! The winning ticket matched the following winning horses: 1st place           #...

Northern California | Media Advisories and Events

December 1, 2014

Lottery Winner: Woman Working Graveyards Says “I’m the One!”

SACRAMENTO – For quite a while we’ve been wondering who bought a Mega Millions® ticket in San Jose that matched five out of six numbers in the draw on November 18 to win $463,395. After checking her ticket at the store where that slip was...

Northern California | Winners Stories

November 30, 2014

$709,000 Winning Powerball® Ticket Sold in Kern County!

SACRAMENTO – Winning can happen anytime, anywhere. Here’s proof of that. Someone bought a ticket in the tiny city of Taft that matched five of six numbers in last night’s Powerball drawing. That lucky ticket is now worth $709,302 to whoev...

Southern California | Winners Stories

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