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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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Estimated Cash Value: $18,500,000

SuperLotto Plus Draw Closes In:

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Draws take place every Wednesday and Saturday after
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February 8, 2015

$14 Million SuperLotto Plus® Jackpot Won in LA County!

Lucky Ticket Served Up at Small Coffee Shop in Glendale SACRAMENTO – It’s only fitting – some might even consider it a bit of an omen – that lottery players who walk out the door of Mary’s Little House of Coffee in Glen...

Southern California | Winners Stories

February 8, 2015

Two Winning Powerball® Tickets Sold in Southland – Jackpot Rolls into a Monster: $450 Million!

Pair of Tickets Sold in LA and Norco Match Five Numbers; Each Worth $1.3 million SACRAMENTO – At a time when Californians are scrambling to try and make sure they’re safe and sound from measles  – many here in the Gold...

Southern California | Winners Stories

February 6, 2015

Woman’s Change of Heart Almost Costs Her $1 Million Playing California’s Millionaires Club Scratchers®

SACRAMENTO – Paula Garcia has a sweet tooth. So when she recently needed change, she stopped into Ernie’s Liquors in San Jose to buy a Snickers bar. It was then that she also decided to also purchase a $10 California Millionaires Club Scr...

Northern California | Winners Stories

February 6, 2015

$11 Million SuperLotto Plus® Ticket Sold in San Gabriel Still Unclaimed One Month Later

An Even Bigger $24 Million Ticket Sold Last Year in Arcadia Still a Mystery! SACRAMENTO – All eyes may be glued to the rapidly-growing $380 million jackpot figure for tomorrow night’s Powerball® draw; however the owners...

Southern California | Media Advisories and Events

February 6, 2015

Powerball® Jackpot Hits $380 Million for Tomorrow Night’s Draw

SACRAMENTO – We may still be about a week away from Valentine’s Day, but we’re pretty sure we can all agree on the perfect gift for that special someone – a Powerball jackpot! But specifically the Powerball jackpot we’ve got on deck for t...

Media Advisories and Events

February 3, 2015

Twist of Fate Leads to $1.4 Million Powerball® Win in Antioch

Powerball Jackpot Jumps to $317 Million for Tomorrow Night’s Draw SACRAMENTO – Donald Mason can’t believe his life just changed in an instant. One minute, he’s watching the Big Game on TV. The next minute, he’s a millionaire...

Northern California | Winners Stories

February 2, 2015

LA Tax Preparer Ironically First Player to Win Top Prize in Lottery’s New Taxes Paid Scratchers® Game

Van Nuys Man to Take Home $1 Million after Scoring Instant Tax Relief! SACRAMENTO – A lot of Californians who are doing their taxes right now probably aren’t feeling so good after realizing how much they’ve paid Uncle...

Southern California | Winners Stories

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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