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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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Draws take place every Wednesday and Saturday after
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February 1, 2015

Antioch Powerball® Ticket Wins $1.4 Million! Powerball Jackpot Jumps to $317 Million

SACRAMENTO – A California Lottery player has a big reason to cheer today, and it has nothing to do with the Big Game. That player won $1,430,588 on a Powerball ticket purchased in Antioch, after matching five of six numbers in last night’...

Northern California | Media Advisories and Events

January 30, 2015

Elk Grove Powerball® Ticket Worth $534,000 Claimed!

Tomorrow’s Powerball Jackpot Soars to an estimated $289 Million SACRAMENTO – California’s latest lucky Powerball player has come forward. Eleanor Avent claimed her prize of $534,961 this afternoon after she matched five numb...

Northern California | Winners Stories

January 30, 2015

Lottery to Pay Winners’ Standard Federal Taxes on Newest Scratchers® Game!

‘Taxes Paid’ Scratchers Offer Unique Perk During IRS Filing Season SACRAMENTO – Lucky players who win the top prizes in the California Lottery’s latest family of Scratchers games don’t have to worry about necessarily cutting...

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January 29, 2015

$1 Million Emerald 10’s Scratchers® Win in Rimforest

SACRAMENTO – Sandra De Leon is seeing a lot of green and it’s all thanks to an Emerald – an Emerald 10’s Scratchers ticket that is. De Leon won the top prize of $1 million! De Leon purchased the winning ticket at The Depot 3-Valero,...

Southern California | Winners Stories

January 29, 2015

Lottery Win in San Joaquin County Now a Family Affair

SACRAMENTO – There is news this morning of a rather substantial Lottery win in San Joaquin County. A man recently purchased a California Lucky Life Scratchers® ticket in Escalon and scored the game’s top prize – $1,000 a week for 25 years...

Northern California | Winners Stories

January 29, 2015

Rosemead Woman Wastes No Time Claiming her $750,000 Prize

SACRAMENTO – Le Huynh bought her $10 Bonus Crossword Scratchers® ticket, scratched it and as soon as she scanned it knew she had won $750,000. So she drove straight to the Lottery’s Santa Fe Springs District Office to claim her prize! She...

Southern California | Winners Stories

January 28, 2015

Notice of Public Meeting

WHAT: The California State Lottery Commission will hold a public meeting tomorrow, Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at Burbank City Hall in Burbank. Members of the public are invited to attend. Persons needing reasonable accommo...

Southern California | Media Advisories and Events

January 27, 2015

Dream Comes True as $534,000 San Diego Powerball® Winner Comes Forward

SACRAMENTO – Keomarit Sengsavang is a self-proclaimed “super-mega-power lottery player.” To him what that means is he plays all the California Lottery draw games on a regular basis. On Saturday night that de...

Southern California | Winners Stories

January 27, 2015

Winner Calmly Claims $2.6 Million West Sacramento Powerball® Ticket

SACRAMENTO – It took three months, but we finally know who won that $2,643,793 Powerball prize in West Sacramento. His name is Ronald Meier and to say he’s calm might be an understatement. To quote the late-great Stuart Scott, this guy wa...

Northern California | Winners Stories

January 25, 2015

Two Powerball® Tickets Worth $534,000 Each!

Powerball Jackpot Soars to $261 Million SACRAMENTO – While no one hit the big jackpot in last night’s Powerball drawing, two lucky players from both ends of the state are going to be very happy. That’s because they have tick...

Media Advisories and Events

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