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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
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March 6, 2014

Very Special Day for One California Lottery Winner

SACRAMENTO – Jose Rivera was just one number away from winning Tuesday night’s $240 million Mega Millions® jackpot. But there wasn’t an inkling of sadness in Mr. Rivera as he walked into the California Lottery’s Santa Fe Springs District...

Southern California | Winners Stories

March 5, 2014

Winner Quickly Claims Chatsworth Fantasy 5 Ticket Worth More than $422,000

SACRAMENTO – A lucky Fantasy 5 winner isn’t wasting any time. Just days after successfully matching all five numbers, Fe Torres has claimed her $422,330 prize. Torres purchased the winning ticket at Topanga Canyon USA, which is a gas...

Southern California | Winners Stories

March 5, 2014

California Lucky Streak Continues With Three More Mega Millions® Wins Worth $421,000+ Each!

Two of the Lucky Tickets Purchased in the Bay Area – The Other One Sold in L.A. County SACRAMENTO – Drought in the Golden State?! Certainly not when it comes to winning the Lottery over the past few months! And March is off...

Media Advisories and Events

March 4, 2014

California Lottery Seeks Scratchers® Vending Machine Theft Suspects

Crooks Broke into Fremont Area Grocery Store Last Weekend SACRAMENTO – Investigators from the California Lottery are asking for the public’s help in locating suspects who broke into a Lucky grocery store in Fremont over...

Northern California | Consumer Protection

March 3, 2014

19 Nonprofit Workers Split $723,000 Powerball® Prize!

SACRAMENTO – A group of 19 workers, who spend their days helping others, has won $723,452 after matching five of six numbers in the February 12th Powerball draw. The group members, who are between 40 and 60 years old, all work next d...

Northern California | Winners Stories

March 3, 2014

Million Dollar Blessing for California Family

SACRAMENTO – Valente Hernandez is a loving father of a very special little boy. His two-year-old son was born with spina bifida and hydrocephalus, and as a result, the little boy has already undergone more than 20 surgeries. As you could...

Southern California | Winners Stories

March 3, 2014

Chatsworth Fantasy 5 Ticket Worth More than $422,000

SACRAMENTO – The weekend is off to a great start for a lucky California Lottery player. This person bought a Fantasy 5 ticket at a gas station in Chatsworth and won $422,330. The winning ticket successfully matched all five numbers 1...

Southern California | Media Advisories and Events

March 3, 2014

McClellan Powerball® Ticket Hits $60 Million Jackpot!

SACRAMENTO – Another lucky Northern California Lottery player has hit the jackpot! Last night a Powerball player in McClellan matched all six numbers to win $60 million. That makes three jackpot wins in just the last four months and puts...

Northern California | Media Advisories and Events

February 28, 2014

California Lottery Joins Problem Gambling Awareness Month Effort

SACRAMENTO – The California Lottery joins other state and national organizations to recognize the month of March as California Problem Gambling Awareness Month. The goal is to educate and raise public awareness that problem gambling affec...

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February 26, 2014

Notice of Public Meeting

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

Northern California | Media Advisories and Events

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