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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
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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Estimated Cash Value: $13,900,000

SuperLotto Plus Draw Closes In:

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Draws take place every Wednesday and Saturday after
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March 16, 2015

Notice of Public Meeting

WHAT: The California State Lottery Commission will hold a public meeting Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at Lottery Headquarters in Sacramento. Members of the public are invited to attend. Persons needing reasonable accommodation...

Northern California | Media Advisories and Events

March 13, 2015

Number 13 Proves Lucky in $5 Million Ultimate Riches Scratchers® Win in LA

SACRAMENTO – Katherine Portillo won’t ever think about the number 13 as unlucky again. That’s because the 20-year-old California Lottery Scratchers player matched the number 13 on her $20 Ultimate Riches Scratchers ticket winning a life-c...

Southern California | Winners Stories

March 13, 2015

San Ysidro Daily Derby® Ticket Worth $512,000!

SACRAMENTO – A lucky Daily Derby player is now a half-million dollars richer after picking all the right horses and the final race time in last night’s draw. The winning ticket, worth $512,422, matched the following winning horses:?...

Southern California | Winners Stories

March 12, 2015

Three Men Claim Million Dollar Powerball® Ticket Sold in Contra Costa County

SACRAMENTO – If you thought being just one number shy of hitting a Powerball jackpot would leave a bitter taste in your mouth, you’d be wrong. At least that’s the case for the three men who claimed a million dollar Powerball ticket sold i...

Northern California | Winners Stories

March 12, 2015

Big Powerball® Win in South Lake Tahoe!

SACRAMENTO – You are going to want to get your tickets out and check them ASAP if you happened to purchase a lottery ticket in South Lake Tahoe. That’s because one ticket sold there matched five out of the six numbers in last night’s Powe...

Northern California | Media Advisories and Events

March 11, 2015

One Day Left to Claim $1 Million L.A. County Powerball® Prize

Will This Mystery Winner Come Forward? SACRAMENTO – Time is almost up as the California Lottery continues to look for an individual it believes is California’s latest millionaire. We believe the mystery man seen in the photo...

Southern California | Winners Stories

March 11, 2015

Mega Millions® Ticket Worth $1 Million Sold In San Pedro!

SACRAMENTO – Some lucky California Lottery player who purchased a Mega Millions ticket in San Pedro is having a great Wednesday. That’s because that ticket is worth $1,092,958! The lucky winner purchased their ticket at the 7-Eleven...

Southern California | Winners Stories

March 5, 2015

Man of Few Words Hits Big on Crossword Game

SACRAMENTO – Soft-spoken is how one might describe the California Lottery’s newest winner. Thanh Pham arrived at the Lottery’s Sacramento District Office ready to turn in his lucky Scratchers® ticket. Pham didn’t say much while completing...

Northern California | Winners Stories

March 4, 2015

L.A. Winner Finally Claims $11 Million SuperLotto Plus® Jackpot Ticket after Two Months of Suspense

SACRAMENTO – Michael Liu walked into the California Lottery’s Santa Fe Springs District Office this morning with a golden piece of paper worth $11 million. The sole winner of the SuperLotto Plus draw from back on January 7 had been a big...

Southern California | Winners Stories

March 2, 2015

California Lottery Joins Problem Gambling Awareness Month Effort

SACRAMENTO – Every year the California Lottery joins other state and national organizations to recognize the month of March as National Problem Gambling Awareness Month (PGAM). The goal is to educate and raise public awareness that proble...

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