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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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MEGA Millions Draw Closes In:

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Draws take place every Tuesday and Friday after
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SuperLotto Plus Draw Closes In:

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October 17, 2014

Canoga Park Mega Millions® Ticket Worth $972,000 Claimed!

Tonight’s Jackpot Climbs to $180 Million SACRAMENTO – We all know that matching all six numbers in a Mega Millions draw is the dream, but matching five of six isn’t too bad. Just ask Juan Barraza. He did just that in the Sep...

Southern California | Winners Stories

October 15, 2014

Big Money Won Overnight in North Hollywood!

SACRAMENTO – If you happened to purchase a Mega Millions® ticket in North Hollywood, you should definitely find that paper right away and check it. That’s because one lucky ticket sold in that city matched five out of six numbers in last...

Southern California | Media Advisories and Events

October 14, 2014

One Little Comma Makes All the Difference in the World!

SACRAMENTO – James Schmidt is a long-time Lottery player, and by “long time” we mean as in since the California Lottery started 29 years ago. The semi-retiree’s persistence paid off over the weekend when he matched all five numbers from S...

Southern California | Winners Stories

October 12, 2014

$300,000 Fantasy 5 Ticket Sold in Torrance

SACRAMENTO – It’s a happy Sunday for one lucky California Lottery player. That player matched all five numbers from last night’s Fantasy 5 drawing to win $315,066. The winning numbers were 17, 14, 20, 33 and 16. The ticket was purchased a...

Southern California | Winners Stories

October 11, 2014

Long Beach Mega Millions® Player Wins $1.2 Million

SACRAMENTO – One California Lottery player became a millionaire overnight and did so without even matching all six numbers in the Mega Millions draw from Friday night. The lucky player matched five numbers but missed the Mega number and s...

Southern California | Winners Stories

October 10, 2014

Family-Owned Store on a Roll! Spirits Are High After $1 Million Costa Mesa Scratchers® Win

SACRAMENTO – You can add Mary Lee Hall’s name to the list of California Lottery players that have won a fortune at a lucky Costa Mesa retailer. Hall won the top prize of $1 million playing a $10 California Black Exclusive Scratchers ticke...

Southern California | Winners Stories

October 9, 2014

$5 Million Jackpot Winning Ticket Sold In Milpitas!

SACRAMENTO – There’s something to be said for “beginner’s luck.” Nga Pham has only been buying Scratchers® tickets for four months, at a rate of one a month. The first month she won $20, the second month nothing, the third month she won a...

Northern California | Winners Stories

October 6, 2014

SoCal Delivery Driver Hopes to Avoid Becoming Modern Day Pied Piper After $1 Million Win!

SACRAMENTO – Luck has struck twice for a 42-year-old man who trucks Coca Cola products around the Southland for a living. And for the second time in less than a month, it happened to Quoc Duong during lunch break on his delivery route! “I...

Southern California | Winners Stories

October 6, 2014

Fantastic Day For Los Angeles Man

SACRAMENTO – Ronald Moore (pictured below) is long overdue for a vacation. Lucky for him, he now has an extra $150,000 to spend. Moore recently walked into the California Lottery’s Santa Fe Springs District Office holding a Fantastic 5’s...

Southern California | Winners Stories

October 3, 2014

$193,000 Fantasy 5 Ticket Sold in Cameron Park!

SACRAMENTO – One lucky California Lottery player is having a fantastic Friday. That is because they are the owner of the only ticket that matched all five numbers from last night’s Fantasy 5 drawing! That lucky little piece of paper is wo...

Northern California | Winners Stories

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