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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
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SuperLotto Plus Draw Closes In:

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June 26, 2014

A Pair of L.A. County Fantasy 5 Tickets Split Over $400,000!

SACRAMENTO – The top prize for Fantasy 5 was over $400,000 for last night’s draw, and two tickets were lucky enough to match all of the winning numbers. The two tickets matched the numbers 9, 12, 22, 13 and 26, and are now worth $202,552...

Southern California | Media Advisories and Events

June 25, 2014

Notice of Public Meeting

WHAT: The California State Lottery Commission will hold a public meeting TOMORROW, June 26, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at Lottery Headquarters in Sacramento. Among the many items on the day’s agenda, the Commission will hear a budget proposal for Fi...

Northern California | Media Advisories and Events

June 25, 2014

Man Wins $750,000 After Unexpected Soda Stop in Anaheim

SACRAMENTO – A trip to 7-Eleven isn’t supposed to change your life – but sometimes fate steps in. Donald Gates wasn’t planning on stopping at the Anaheim convenience store, but he was driving nearby a...

Southern California | Winners Stories

June 25, 2014

A Walk Along the Streets of San Francisco Ends with $70 Million Win

SACRAMENTO – “I thought to myself, ‘why not?’” Eurico Chin was out for a walk last month when he approached a San Francisco Safeway and asked himself that simple question – why not? His next thought was equally as simple. “I’m already her...

Northern California | Winners Stories

June 25, 2014

Owner of Mega Millions® Ticket Sold in Santa Cruz County Has Won $1.6 Million Prize!

SACRAMENTO – If word hasn’t already started spreading throughout the coffee shops and restaurants in the tiny Santa Cruz County town of Felton – you better believe it’s about to! That’s because the person who purchased a Mega Millio...

Northern California | Media Advisories and Events

June 24, 2014

Daughter Butters Up Mom – Orange County Family Walks Out of Store With $650,000 Win!

SACRAMENTO – Walking past the dairy section at the local market will probably always bring back rich memories (so to speak) for Lisa Smith. The Orange County mom says she stopped by the grocery store after work last week to buy some butte...

Southern California | Winners Stories

June 20, 2014

$468,000 Mega Millions® Ticket Purchased in Bay Area Finally Claimed!

SACRAMENTO – It may have taken her over a month, but Milandi Almaweri is nearly half a million dollars richer after claiming her May 9th Mega Millions drawing ticket worth $468,905! Her ticket matched the numbers 39, 10, 59, 28 and 5...

Northern California | Winners Stories

June 20, 2014

L.A. Lottery Player Cool as the Other Side of the Pillow!

SACRAMENTO – Jose Cortez hit it BIG yesterday afternoon, winning the top prize on a $5 20X The Money Scratchers® ticket. But as he walked into the California Lottery’s Santa Fe Springs District Office...

Southern California | Winners Stories

June 17, 2014

Best Father’s Day Ever for One Tehama County Man

SACRAMENTO – As far as Father’s Days go, it would be hard for any dad out there to top the day Joshua Jefferson just had. It was actually a fairly ordinary day right up until he scratched off a $5 Mil...

Northern California | Winners Stories

June 16, 2014

Notice of Public Meeting

WHAT: The California State Lottery Commission will hold a public meeting Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at Lottery Headquarters in Sacramento. Members of the public are invited to attend. Persons needing reasonable accommodations...

Northern California | Media Advisories and Events

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