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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
draw entry closes at 7:00 p.m.

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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
draw entry closes at 7:45 p.m.

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May 12, 2014

Notice of Public Meeting

WHAT: The California State Lottery Commission will hold a public meeting Thursday, May 22, 2014 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 12, 2014

$300,000 Mega Millions® Ticket Sold in Burbank Finally Claimed

SACRAMENTO – A few weeks ago we sent out a press release telling people to check their pockets, glove compartments, sock drawers or anywhere else they could think of, because they just might be sitting on a large chunk of change. Well, To...

Southern California | Winners Stories

May 10, 2014

Bay Area and LA Mega Millions® Tickets Each Worth $468,000!

SACRAMENTO – It turned out to be a great start to the weekend for two Mega Millions players in the Bay Area and Los Angeles. That’s because both tickets matched five of six winning numbers in last night’s Mega Millions drawing making each...

Media Advisories and Events

May 9, 2014

Competitive Gas Prices Net $1.3 Million Scratchers® Win in Stanislaus County!

SACRAMENTO – Like most of us these days, Heyam Khacho likes to find ways to save a buck. One way she does this is by looking for the lowest gas price in town, and when she finds it, she fills up. Last Saturday when she filled up her car,...

Northern California | Winners Stories

May 5, 2014

Man Thanks “Retirement Hobby” for $5 Million Win in Julian

SACRAMENTO – Pat Clark enjoys playing the lottery. He plays Scratchers® and draw games on a weekly basis – jokingly calling it his “retirement hobby.” Clark admits, “It’s not a good one, but I had a f...

Southern California | Winners Stories

May 5, 2014

Simple Question As Man Claims Powerball® Ticket Sold in La Habra Worth $442,000!

SACRAMENTO – “Holy mackerel, I got a lot of money,” is what Blaise Albamonte said he thought to himself right after discovering his ticket matched five of six winning numbers in the Powerball draw on April 30. The next words that came to...

Southern California | Winners Stories

May 1, 2014

La Mesa Player Wins $3.25 Million On Newest Scratchers® Game!

SACRAMENTO – Kevin Boson has a method to playing California Lottery Scratchers tickets. “I go to all different stores when I buy tickets,” the retired truck driver told the California Lottery. That ap...

Southern California | Winners Stories

May 1, 2014

La Habra Powerball® Ticket Worth $442,000!

SACRAMENTO – One La Habra California Lottery player woke up a big winner this morning. That is a because a ticket purchased there for last night’s draw matched five of six winning Powerball numbers and is worth $442,609! The winning...

Southern California | Media Advisories and Events

April 30, 2014

$283,000 Winning Fantasy 5 Ticket Sold in Santa Rosa!

SACRAMENTO – One lucky California Lottery Fantasy 5 player who purchased a ticket in Santa Rosa is more than a quarter of a million dollars richer today. That’s because their ticket matched all of the winning Fantasy 5 numbers of 26, 23,...

Northern California | Media Advisories and Events

April 29, 2014

$300,000 Mega Millions® Ticket Sold in Burbank Remains Unclaimed

SACRAMENTO – If you bought a Mega Millions ticket about a month ago, check your pockets, glove compartment, sock drawer or anywhere else you can think of, because you just might be sitting on a large chunk of change. That’s because on Mar...

Southern California | Media Advisories and Events

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