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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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  • 12
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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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Draws take place every Wednesday and Saturday after
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November 18, 2006

Contestants Celebrate Thanksgiving Early with $217,500 in Prizes

SACRAMENTO – It’s not yet Thanksgiving but some lucky folks are giving thanks anyway for the $217,500 they won on this week’s Big Spin show. This week’s contestants, a real “Honey”, a retired math teacher, a father-to-be and a future vine...

Winners Stories

November 11, 2006

Big Spin® Show Contestants Hit Hot Streak for $242,500

SACRAMENTO – Fall may be upon us and with it, cooler weather, but the temperatures inside the Big Spin® studio remained toasty as contestants got on a hot streak and took home more than $240,000. The show aired statewide Saturday, Novembe...

Winners Stories

November 9, 2006

Donut Galore Recognized As California State Lottery’s 2006 Retailer of the Year

SACRAMENTO – The California State Lottery announced Donut Galore, owned by Lang & Chun Sor, has been named the California State Lottery’s 2006 “Retailer of the Year.”  “Through their excellent customer service, savvy business sense and...

Media Advisories and Events

November 4, 2006

Vietnamese Immigrant Teaches Children Through Her Own Life Lessons

SACRAMENTO – Nancy Tran Cantrell, a Vietnamese immigrant, didn’t start learning English until her mid-thirties.  Now 59, she uses the hurdles she overcame to inspire schoolchildren.  On hand to present Ms. Cantrell with the awar...

Winners Stories

November 4, 2006

Wheel of Fortune Smiles on Big Spin Contestants

SACRAMENTO – Lady Luck smiled upon the contestants of this week’s Big Spin Show because with a flick of the wrist and a spin of the wheel, two Californian women walked home with $145,000.  The show, which aired statewide Saturday, No...

Winners Stories

November 3, 2006

Morgan Hill Woman Becomes $7 Million Richer

SACRAMENTO – Mildred Wiedemer recently came forward as the lucky winner of the $7 million SuperLotto Plus® jackpot from the October 21st draw.   Ms. Wiedemer realized shortly after the draw on October 21st that she had matched all six n...

Northern California | Winners Stories

November 2, 2006

California Lottery Launches New American Idol Scratchers

SACRAMENTO –  Not everyone has the talent to make it on American Idol™, but with the launch of the California Lottery’s American Idol Scratchers®, just about anyone has a shot to go all the way and find out in person who will be crowned the next...

Lottery Performance

October 28, 2006

Trio of Fantasy 5 Dream Machine Contestants Scare Up Big Money

SACRAMENTO – Halloween is just around the corner and for the contestants of this week’s Big Spin® Show, it was all “treat” and no “trick” as they went home with over $297,000 in cash prizes. Yvonne Menchaca of Sacramento certainly can aff...

Winners Stories

October 27, 2006

LOTTERY COMMISSION TO HOLD MEETING IN SACRAMENTO

SACRAMENTO -- The California State Lottery Commission will hold a public meeting at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 1, 2006 at the California State Lottery Headquarters Building located at 600 North 10th Street in Sacramento, California. Member...

Northern California | Media Advisories and Events

October 23, 2006

$45 MILLION SUPERLotto PLUS TICKET HOLDER CLAIMS PRIZE

SACRAMENTO – Lee Jarrett came forward today as the lucky winner of the $45 million SuperLotto Plus® jackpot from the October 18th draw.  Mr. Jarrett realized only a few hours ago that he was the winner of the largest jackpot to be sold in C...

Southern California | Winners Stories

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