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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:

  • 2
    Days
  • 03
    Hours
  • 22
    Minutes

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

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SuperLotto Plus
Guaranteed for drawing May 27, 2015
Estimated Cash Value: $23,700,000

SuperLotto Plus Draw Closes In:

  • 3
    Days
  • 03
    Hours
  • 22
    Minutes

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

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May 5, 2006

CALENDAR NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING -- CALIFORNIA LOTTERY COMMISSION TO HOLD MEETING IN SACRAMENTO

SACRAMENTO -- The California State Lottery Commission will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. at Lottery Headquarters located at 600 North 10th Street, Sacramento, California. Members of the public are invited. Persons...

Media Advisories and Events

April 29, 2006

April Ends on a High Note for Contestants on "The Big Spin®"

 SACRAMENTO - Forget all this month’s rain, California State Lottery players ended April with rays of sunshine and won a total of $172,500 on "The Big Spin®" show that aired statewide Saturday, April 29, 2006.  Sally Amescua fr...

Winners Stories

April 22, 2006

Beverly Hills Woman Puts Winnings Toward Sister’s Education

SACRAMENTO - California State Lottery players won a total of $200,000 on "The Big Spin®" show that aired statewide Saturday, April 22, 2006. In this week’s Fantasy 5 Dream Machine there was one contestant playing for the grand prize of $1...

Winners Stories

April 21, 2006

With THREE million dollar prizes left, you could be "The Next Millionaire"!!

As part of our 20th anniversary celebration, the California State Lottery unveiled a new, fun and exciting Scratchers® game, The Next Millionaire.  The Next Millionaire promises 15 instant-win prizes of $1,000,000 each, and five $1,000,000 prizes...

Lottery Performance

April 20, 2006

Look In the Lost and Found For Millions in Lottery Tickets!

SACRAMENTO - Lottery officials report that a winning SuperLotto Plus ticket worth $52 million has not yet been claimed. The ticket was sold at Emery Produce, 5959 Shellmound Street in Emeryville, with the numbers 7, 31, 32, 36, 41, MEGA 18. "Some...

Northern California | Winners Stories

April 18, 2006

MEGA MILLIONS JACKPOT ROLLS TO $265,000,000 - Sixth Highest Jackpot in MEGA Millions History

SACRAMENTO – California Lottery officials announced that no one matched all 6 numbers from last Friday night’s MEGA Millions draw making tonight’s draw worth $265 million. “This is the sixth highest jackpot in MEGA Millions history,” said Cathy D...

Lottery Performance

April 15, 2006

No Tax Time Blues for "The Big Spin®" Contestants

SACRAMENTO - California State Lottery players won a total of $262,500 on "The Big Spin®" show that aired statewide Saturday, April 15, 2006. Saleh Kassim, a convenience store owner from Selma, approached the big wheel with a feeling of o...

Winners Stories

April 14, 2006

Carlsbad Volunteer Receives "Heroes in Education" Award for Children’s Theater Arts Program

SACRAMENTO - On April 15, 2006, Katherine Gardner, a volunteer from Carlsbad, will be presented with the California State Lottery's "Heroes in Education" award on "The Big Spin®" show. Four years ago, aware that her children’s school cou...

Winners Stories

April 14, 2006

REMEMBER TO BUY YOUR MEGA MILLIONS TICKETS EARLY - Friday’s Jackpot at $220 Million

SACRAMENTO - In light of the largest Lottery jackpot in the United States, California Lottery officials are handing out helpful advice on this Easter weekend to make players’ lives a little easier. "Try your best to plan ahead and buy tickets ear...

Lottery Performance

April 13, 2006

With THREE million dollar prizes left, you could be "The Next Millionaire"!!

250 million packages of Peeps marshmallow candy,40 million Godiva chocolate bunnies,or 24 million See’s Rocky Road Chocolate Eggs? SACRAMENTO, Calif.,– It’s your choice if you win Friday’s Mega Millions jackpot of $220 million! “You...

Lottery Performance

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