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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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SuperLotto Plus Draw Closes In:

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October 1, 2014

Giggling Mom Wins $150,000 and Doesn't Plan to Share

SACRAMENTO – Dana Schaeffer couldn’t stop giggling when she walked into the California Lottery’s Inland Empire District Office this week. That’s because she had just won $150,000 on the Fantastic 5’s Scratchers® game and was in complete s...

Southern California | Winners Stories

October 1, 2014

Home Takes on New Meaning After Big Lottery Win in Hawthorne

SACRAMENTO – “A house for my family!” Those were the first words out of his mouth when we asked Mario Perez-Chanta what he plans to do after hitting the Lottery. The $1 million he won on a Million $$ Match Scratchers® ticket could not hav...

Southern California | Winners Stories

September 29, 2014

Ceres Father to Focus on Hobby After “Lucky” $6.5 Million Win

SACRAMENTO – Living the “Lucky Life” could mean many different things. Some might envision a debt-free life. Others might feel it’s living the life of a world traveler. For Antonio Galvan, who just won $6.5 million playing the $10 Califor...

Northern California | Winners Stories

September 26, 2014

San Mateo $228.4 Million Jackpot-Winning Powerball® Ticket Claimed!

SACRAMENTO –California’s latest multi-millionaire wasted no time coming forward and claiming his massive $228.4 million jackpot! Vinh Nguyen walked into the California Lottery’s Hayward District office late Thursday afternoon with his win...

Northern California | Winners Stories

September 26, 2014

$200,000 Fantasy 5 Ticket Finally Claimed

SACRAMENTO – If you won more than $200,000, how long would it take you to claim your prize? Well if you ask Edward Palma (pictured below), he would say about three months! On June 25, Palma’s Quick Pick® ticket successfully matched all fi...

Southern California | Winners Stories

September 25, 2014

$200,000 L.A. County Ticket Remains Unclaimed

SACRAMENTO – If you have some Fantasy 5 tickets lying around, you may want to check them. That’s because there’s a Fantasy 5 ticket out there worth $202,552 that has now gone unclaimed for three months.   The unclaimed ticket was pu...

Southern California | Winners Stories

September 25, 2014

Stockton Ticket Hits $11 Million SuperLotto Plus® Jackpot

SACRAMENTO – One lucky California Lottery player now has lots of money to save for a rainy day. That’s because a ticket purchased in the Port City matched all six numbers in last night’s SuperLotto Plus drawing and is worth $11 million!...

Northern California | Winners Stories

September 25, 2014

$228.5 Million Jackpot-Winning Powerball® Ticket Sold In San Mateo!

$1.2 Million Winning Ticket Sold in Fresno SACRAMENTO –Last night’s Powerball drawing made two California Lottery players very happy. One ticket purchased in San Mateo was the only ticket in the country to match a...

Northern California | Winners Stories

September 24, 2014

$458,000 Tulare Powerball® Ticket Claimed!

SACRAMENTO – Grady Pulis is Tulare’s latest lucky California Lottery player. That’s because he won $458,550 in the Powerball drawing one week ago. While Pulis said he wants to remain quiet about his plans for his newfound fortune, w...

Winners Stories

September 23, 2014

Lucky Player Bummed After Winning Lottery in San Bernardino County

SACRAMENTO – Donna Wagoner walked into the Lottery’s Inland Empire District Office in San Bernardino to claim her prize. And what a prize! She scored $1 million on a California Black Exclusive Scratchers® ticket. Yes, a million dollars! H...

Southern California | Winners Stories

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