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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
  • 31
    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:

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    Days
  • 18
    Hours
  • 31
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Draws take place every Wednesday and Saturday after
draw entry closes at 7:45 p.m.

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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

November 21, 2014

Lottery Urges Players to Gift Responsibly this Holiday Season

SACRAMENTO – As we approach the holiday season, the California Lottery reminds players and its retail partners to gift responsibly by discouraging the sale or gifting of lottery products to minors.  Every year the Lottery partners with th...

Media Advisories and Events

November 20, 2014

Words to a Christmas Song Have Whole New Meaning

$1 Million Emerald 10’s Scratchers® Prize Sold in Modesto! SACRAMENTO – The words to an old Christmas song have a whole new meaning to Kari Schauer. When she recently scratched her...

Northern California | Winners Stories

November 19, 2014

Notice of Public Meeting

WHAT: The California State Lottery Commission will hold a public meeting tomorrow, Thursday, November 20, 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

November 19, 2014

San Jose Ticket Now Worth Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars!

SACRAMENTO – Exciting news for California Lottery players in the Bay Area. A ticket sold in San Jose matched five out of six numbers in last night’s Mega Millions® drawing. The prize on this ticket is substantial – $463,395! Let’s ru...

Northern California | Media Advisories and Events

November 16, 2014

$960,000 Winning Powerball® Ticket Sold in Cypress

SACRAMENTO – Someone in Cypress is waking up a big winner! That lucky player matched five of six numbers in last night’s Powerball draw to win $960,667. The winning ticket correctly matched the numbers 35, 16, 33, 51 and 13, missing...

Southern California | Media Advisories and Events

November 10, 2014

Notice of Public Meeting

WHAT: The California State Lottery Commission will hold a public meeting Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at Lottery Headquarters in Sacramento. Members of the public are invited to attend. Persons needing reasonable accommodat...

Media Advisories and Events

November 6, 2014

Duarte Mega Millions® Tickets Worth $604,000 Claimed!

SACRAMENTO – It was a very happy Halloween for J Guadalupe Ramirez. That’s because he purchased a Mega Millions ticket that matched five numbers in that night’s drawing, only missing the Mega number. That ticket turned out to be quite the...

Southern California | Winners Stories

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