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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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MEGA Millions Draw Closes In:

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SuperLotto Plus Draw Closes In:

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May 19, 2015

2 A.M. Scratchers® Run Pays Off for Truck Driver Who Hauls Away $750,000 Top Prize in Solano County!

Second Time in May Suisun City Retailers Located on Same Street Have Sold Winners SACRAMENTO – Imagine the heads of his co-workers that will turn when Pablo Bringas – the truck driver – pulls into the mattress company...

Northern California | Winners Stories

May 19, 2015

Notice of Public Meeting

WHAT: The California State Lottery Commission will hold a public meeting Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at Lottery Headquarters in Sacramento. Members of the public are invited to attend. Persons needing reasonable accommodations...

Northern California | Media Advisories and Events

May 18, 2015

Time is Running Out on Unclaimed Million Dollar Powerball® Ticket Sold in Los Angeles

SACRAMENTO – It has now been four long months since a Los Angeles-area retailer sold a Powerball ticket worth $1,995,993. That ticket is now only 60 days away from expiring because we’re still waiting for someone to come forward to claim...

Southern California | Media Advisories and Events

May 18, 2015

Fountain Valley Player Wins $1 Million on Scratchers® Ticket After Winning $25,000 a Month Ago!

SACRAMENTO – There are stories of luck and then there are stories of luck that are so crazy they are hard to believe. This is one of those hard to believe stories. Flash back to about a month ago when Oscar...

Southern California | Winners Stories

May 18, 2015

Ventura County Woman Has a Mother’s Day to Remember

SACRAMENTO – Deborah Bumblis recently got back from Las Vegas, and let’s just say she didn’t have the best of luck when it came to winning money. Luckily, her husband Mark knew just what to get her for Mother’s Day to cheer her up. After...

Southern California | Winners Stories

May 12, 2015

Love of Crossword Puzzles Pays Off for Lucky North Hollywood Player

SACRAMENTO – Carlos Equihua is a huge fan of crossword puzzles and that love paid off in a big way. The lucky North Hollywood California Lottery player struck it rich when he matched 10 words on a $10 Crossword Ca$h Scratchers® ticket, wi...

Southern California | Winners Stories

May 7, 2015

MEDIA ADVISORY: California Lottery Statement on Palmdale Ticket Incident

SACRAMENTO – On March 25, 2015, a random undercover compliance check was conducted at the Chevron Gas Station on North Sierra Highway in Palmdale. The store clerk underpaid the Lottery investigator on a $75,000 “winning” ticket, handing h...

Media Advisories and Events

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

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