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POWERBALL Draw Closes In:

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    Hours
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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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  • 19
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Draws take place every Tuesday and Friday after
draw entry closes at 7:45 p.m.

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Estimated Cash Value: $9,200,000

SuperLotto Plus Draw Closes In:

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    Hours
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Draws take place every Wednesday and Saturday after
draw entry closes at 7:45 p.m.

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June 24, 2014

Daughter Butters Up Mom – Orange County Family Walks Out of Store With $650,000 Win!

SACRAMENTO – Walking past the dairy section at the local market will probably always bring back rich memories (so to speak) for Lisa Smith. The Orange County mom says she stopped by the grocery store after work last week to buy some butte...

Southern California | Winners Stories

June 20, 2014

$468,000 Mega Millions® Ticket Purchased in Bay Area Finally Claimed!

SACRAMENTO – It may have taken her over a month, but Milandi Almaweri is nearly half a million dollars richer after claiming her May 9th Mega Millions drawing ticket worth $468,905! Her ticket matched the numbers 39, 10, 59, 28 and 5...

Northern California | Winners Stories

June 20, 2014

L.A. Lottery Player Cool as the Other Side of the Pillow!

SACRAMENTO – Jose Cortez hit it BIG yesterday afternoon, winning the top prize on a $5 20X The Money Scratchers® ticket. But as he walked into the California Lottery’s Santa Fe Springs District Office...

Southern California | Winners Stories

June 17, 2014

Best Father’s Day Ever for One Tehama County Man

SACRAMENTO – As far as Father’s Days go, it would be hard for any dad out there to top the day Joshua Jefferson just had. It was actually a fairly ordinary day right up until he scratched off a $5 Mil...

Northern California | Winners Stories

June 16, 2014

Notice of Public Meeting

WHAT: The California State Lottery Commission will hold a public meeting Thursday, June 26, 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

June 13, 2014

Friday the 13th Proves Lucky for Fantasy 5 Player in San Rafael!

SACRAMENTO – Usually Friday the 13th is known to be an unlucky day, but today someone in San Rafael is waking up feeling very lucky after winning the top prize on the Fantasy 5 draw from last night. Their ticket matched all of the winning...

Northern California | Winners Stories

June 10, 2014

Thank Heavens! Retiree wins $1 Million in Oakland

SACRAMENTO – Maria Moreno may be retired, but she stays pretty busy. She works part-time and is active in her church, even traveling around the world with fellow members. With that said, she doesn’t have time to wait around. That’s why sh...

Northern California | Winners Stories

June 10, 2014

What a Day for $200,000 Scratchers® Winner in Hawthorne

SACRAMENTO – Admit it. Most people aren’t thrilled when it comes to Mondays. That attitude no longer applies to Eric Jett, who now says, “I think that’s my new favorite day of the week!” You can’t really blame him. After all, the 38-year-...

Southern California | Winners Stories

June 9, 2014

$468,000 Up For Grabs as Mega Millions® Ticket Purchased in Bay Area Remains Unclaimed!

SACRAMENTO – Call it the ultimate cash grab. The California Lottery is on the hunt for someone who still hasn’t claimed their share of nearly half a million dollars! That lucky player matched five of six winning numbers in the May 9th Meg...

Northern California | Winners Stories

June 6, 2014

Daily Derby® Winner From L.A. Pulling For California Chrome to Make the Golden State Proud

SACRAMENTO – Eric Moore admits he’s not a huge horse racing fan, but he loves playing his luck at the California Lottery’s virtual Daily Derby track. “I’m a regular player. I love the game. I’m hooked...

Southern California | Winners Stories

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