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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
draw entry closes at 7:45 p.m.

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SuperLotto Plus Draw Closes In:

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August 13, 2005

Contestants Win a Total of $180,000 on “The Big Spin®” Show

SACRAMENTO – Twenty-one California Lottery players from across the state combined their luck to win $180,000 on “The Big Spin®” show that aired Saturday, August 13, 2005. From the first group of ten contestants to play “Aces High,” Lucill...

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August 13, 2005

MEGA MILLIONS JACKPOT LEAPS TO $61 MILLION – Lottery’s Best Year Ever Continues – More Prizes, More Winners!

SACRAMENTO – Lottery officials announced that the MEGA Millions jackpot for Tuesday, August 16, 2005 is $61 million after rolling over from last night’s draw.  “This would end the summer on a very high note for some lucky Californian,” said...

Lottery Performance

August 12, 2005

CALIFORNIA’S FIRST MEGA MILLIONS MILLIONAIRE STEPS UP!

SACRAMENTO -- California State Lottery officials are pleased to introduce California’s first MEGA Millions’ millionaire -- Roy Corsey.  Mr. Corsey’s excitement began when he selected 5 out of the 6 winning numbers from the August 9th...

Southern California | Winners Stories

August 12, 2005

LOTTERY RECOGNIZES SAN JOSE BUSINESS WITH RETAILER OF THE MONTH AWARD

WHAT:                                     Ceremony being h...

Northern California | Media Advisories and Events

August 11, 2005

CHECK YOUR MEGA MILLIONS TICKETS, THERE MAY BE AN UNSUSPECTING MILLIONAIRE OUT THERE

SACRAMENTO, August 11, 2005 – Lottery officials today announced that the second tier prize for MEGA Millions that was won for the August 9, 2005 draw is still unclaimed.  The ticket, worth $1.4 million in cash (before taxes), was sol...

Southern California | Winners Stories

August 10, 2005

CALIFORNIA’S FIRST MEGA MILLIONS MILLIONAIRE

SACRAMENTO – Lottery officials today announced that the second tier prize for MEGA Millions, matching 5 of 5 without the MEGA Number, was won last night.  The ticket, worth $1.4 million, was sold at Seven Kings Liquor in Los Angeles....

Lottery Performance

August 6, 2005

Actor Richard Kline Presented “Heroes in Education” Award to Fresno Volunteer

SACRAMENTO – On August 6, 2005, Karen Chapman, a volunteer from Fresno, was presented with the California Lottery's “Heroes in Education” award on “The Big Spin®” show. For more than 20 years, Ms. Chapman has volunteered her ti...

Northern California | Supporting Education

August 5, 2005

Contestants Win a Total of $177,500 on “The Big Spin®” Show

SACRAMENTO – Contestants from throughout California won a total of $177,500 during this weekend’s “The Big Spin®” show. The sole “Fantasy 5 Dream Machine” player was Lucille Pulicari, a retiree from Palmdale, who was happy to win $70...

Winners Stories

August 5, 2005

LOTTERY COMMISSION TO HOLD MEETING IN SACRAMENTO

SACRAMENTO – The California State Lottery will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, August 10, 2005 at 10 a.m. at Lottery Headquarters located at 600 North 10th Street, Sacramento, California. Members of the public are invited to attend. Pe...

Northern California | Media Advisories and Events

August 5, 2005

SUPERLotto PLUS JACKPOT IS RED-HOT AT $55 MILLION!

SACRAMENTO, August 5, 2005 -- Lottery officials announced the SuperLotto Plus® jackpot for Saturday, August 6, 2005 has rolled to $55 million.  “Lotto Fever in California is officially here,” said Lottery Acting Director Chon Gutierr...

Lottery Performance

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