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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
  • 02
    Hours
  • 38
    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
  • 03
    Hours
  • 23
    Minutes

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

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Estimated Cash Value: $31,600,000

SuperLotto Plus Draw Closes In:

  • 3
    Days
  • 03
    Hours
  • 23
    Minutes

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

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June 18, 2015

Bathroom Break Leads to $5 Million Win in Modesto

SACRAMENTO – Sometimes when nature calls, you have to stop what you’re doing and answer. That’s what happened to Jennifer Daniel earlier this week and it’s likely the best decision she’s ever made; but not for obvious reasons. You see, th...

Northern California | Winners Stories

June 15, 2015

Notice of Public Meeting

WHAT: The California State Lottery Commission will hold a public meeting Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at Lottery Headquarters in Sacramento. Members of the public are invited to attend. Persons needing reasonable accommodations...

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June 11, 2015

Santa Monica Woman Follows Her ‘Feeling’ and Wins Mega Millions® Prize Worth Nearly $700,000

SACRAMENTO – Michele Poussin believes in tradition, luck and fate. Because of this, when she plays Mega Millions, she always plays the numbers her mom used to play. They signify the months she and her sisters were born – 2 (February), 9 (...

Southern California | Winners Stories

June 11, 2015

$1.1 Million Powerball® Ticket Sold in Anaheim!

SACRAMENTO – While no one hit the Powerball jackpot last night, someone who bought a ticket in Anaheim is having a great Thursday. That’s because a ticket sold there matched five of six numbers in last night’s draw to win $1,109,553!...

Southern California | Media Advisories and Events

June 9, 2015

Second $1 Million 50X The Cash Scratchers® Win in One Week has the Bay Area Buzzing!

SACRAMENTO – One California Lottery Scratchers game is turning out to be a big winner in the Bay Area. Carlos Prieto is the latest Bay Area California Lottery player to win $1 million on a single $10 50X The Cash ticket. Prieto pick...

Northern California | Winners Stories

June 8, 2015

Eggs, Bacon, Pancakes and $1 Million Please

SACRAMENTO – Peggy Cuevas is a very nice person. So when her husband brought her home a 50X The Cash Scratchers® ticket first thing one morning, she scratched it right away and right away, she knew sh...

Northern California | Winners Stories

June 3, 2015

Mega Millions® Ticket Sold in Santa Monica Worth Nearly $700,000

SACRAMENTO – Someone in Santa Monica is waking up much richer today after buying a ticket for last night’s Mega Millions drawing and winning $697,111!  The winning ticket was sold at Osko’s Mobil which is located at 731 Santa Monica Boule...

Southern California | Media Advisories and Events

June 1, 2015

$2 Million Bay Area Winner – ‘Look of Terror on his Face’

Man Sleeps on Top of Valuable Scratchers® Ticket Until He Could Cash it in! SACRAMENTO – On May 21, Gregory Naumann grabbed some California Lottery tickets in Montara on his way home from work; but he was in no hurry to...

Northern California | Winners Stories

June 1, 2015

$1 Million Win on Ticket Sold in Stockton!

SACRAMENTO – Someone won $1 million on a California Lottery ticket sold in Stockton! The woman who scored that big prize was quite emotional over it. “We were crying,” Sandeep Kaur, 29, said about the moment she and her husband disc...

Northern California | Winners Stories

May 27, 2015

Salinas Player Claims $2.7 Million Mega Millions® win before Las Vegas Trip!

Jackpot Soars to $233 Million for Friday Night’s Drawing SACRAMENTO – How about this for a start to a Las Vegas vacation – winning $2,702,648 before you even hit the road! That’s exactly what happened to Charles Messeng...

Winners Stories

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