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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
  • 13
    Hours
  • 06
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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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  • 13
    Hours
  • 06
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Draws take place every Wednesday and Saturday after
draw entry closes at 7:45 p.m.

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May 7, 2015

$450,000 Powerball® Ticket Sold in Ventura County!

SACRAMENTO – Cinco de Mayo might be over, but the celebrations are just getting started for one California Lottery player. That’s because someone who purchased a Powerball ticket in Oxnard matched five of six numbers in last night’s draw...

Southern California | Media Advisories and Events

May 7, 2015

Lucky Lottery Ticket Sold in Solano County Wins $750,000!

SACRAMENTO – Luck was certainly on the side of one woman who bought a California Lottery Scratchers® ticket in Solano County. Jennifer Artates scored the top prize on the Crossword Ca$h game she had just purchased. If you aren’t familiar...

Northern California | Winners Stories

May 1, 2015

Gardena Retiree has a ‘Pinch Me’ Moment After Becoming Instant Millionaire!

SACRAMENTO – Jose Hernandez is a retiree who likes to play the Lottery. He’s only been playing for six years, which is a relatively short amount of time when you consider the California Lottery has been around for nearly 30 years. But Her...

Southern California | Winners Stories

April 30, 2015

Stay Calm and Win $5 Million in Visalia!

SACRAMENTO – Doug Gary is a calm man, both in the face of adversity and excitement. This fact was recently proven when he purchased a Million $$ Match Scratchers® ticket and took it home. He started doing some work around the yard, rememb...

Winners Stories

April 30, 2015

$600,000 Powerball® Ticket Sold in Santa Monica!

SACRAMENTO – Someone who purchased a Powerball ticket in Santa Monica is having a great Thursday. That’s because one lucky player matched five of six numbers in last night’s draw, winning a cool $600,140! This lucky ticket was sold a...

Southern California | Media Advisories and Events

April 28, 2015

Alameda County Man on a Roll

SACRAMENTO – Most people would consider winning $1,000 on a Scratchers® ticket pretty lucky. But for Berkeley native Roberto Dos Santos (pictured below), that was just the tip of the iceberg. A couple months after winning $1,000 on a Mill...

Northern California | Winners Stories

April 28, 2015

Playing in Advance Pays Off for $2.6 Million Powerball® Winner in Los Angeles!

SACRAMENTO – Aida Chua has a weekly ritual of buying Powerball tickets. She buys two for Wednesday and two for Saturday. That dedication paid off recently, as Chua won $2,663,348 after matching the winning numbers: 31, 22, 13, 23, and 29,...

Southern California | Winners Stories

April 21, 2015

Luck Comes in Threes for Orange County Woman

SACRAMENTO – Have you ever heard of that old superstition that good things come in threes? Well one Orange County woman is living proof that this superstition is true. Yamilet Torrez (pictured below) occasionally plays the lottery,...

Southern California | Winners Stories

April 20, 2015

Los Angeles Powerball® Ticket Worth $2.6 Million!

SACRAMENTO – A California Lottery player who purchased a Powerball ticket in Los Angeles is having a great weekend. That’s because that player won $2,663,348 on a Powerball ticket after matching five of six numbers in last night’s draw....

Southern California | Media Advisories and Events

April 8, 2015

She’s No (April) Fool – L.A. County Woman Surprises Family With $1 Million Win on Day of Pranks!

SACRAMENTO – On any given day of the week of any month, it’s difficult for a lot of California Lottery players to convince family and friends that they’ve suddenly become millionaires. Now imagine what it’s like trying to tell people you...

Southern California | Winners Stories

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