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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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SuperLotto Plus Draw Closes In:

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March 3, 2014

19 Nonprofit Workers Split $723,000 Powerball® Prize!

SACRAMENTO – A group of 19 workers, who spend their days helping others, has won $723,452 after matching five of six numbers in the February 12th Powerball draw. The group members, who are between 40 and 60 years old, all work next d...

Northern California | Winners Stories

March 3, 2014

Million Dollar Blessing for California Family

SACRAMENTO – Valente Hernandez is a loving father of a very special little boy. His two-year-old son was born with spina bifida and hydrocephalus, and as a result, the little boy has already undergone more than 20 surgeries. As you could...

Southern California | Winners Stories

February 28, 2014

California Lottery Joins Problem Gambling Awareness Month Effort

SACRAMENTO – The California Lottery joins other state and national organizations to recognize the month of March as California Problem Gambling Awareness Month. The goal is to educate and raise public awareness that problem gambling affec...

Media Advisories and Events

February 26, 2014

Notice of Public Meeting

WHAT: The California State Lottery Commission will hold a public meeting tomorrow, Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at Lottery Headquarters in Sacramento. Members of the public are invited to attend. Persons needing reasonable...

Northern California | Media Advisories and Events

February 26, 2014

Los Angeles Mom to Buy Family a Home with $1.4 Million Powerball® Prize

SACRAMENTO – Laura Nunez knew the Powerball jackpot was huge – so she decided to test her luck not once, but twice. Nunez had entered a lottery pool at work, but later on, while cashing in some Scratc...

Southern California | Winners Stories

February 25, 2014

Lottery Player Can’t Get Enough of Crossword Game

SACRAMENTO – You can say that Ignacio Valdovinos is a pretty big fan of the California Lottery’s 20x Crossword Scratchers ticket. So much so that he recently purchased one of the $10 tickets and doubled his money by winning $20. He decide...

Southern California | Winners Stories

February 25, 2014

Modesto Powerball® Winner Claims $1.4 Million Prize – Plans to Keep Shopping at the Dollar Store!

SACRAMENTO – “I’ve always been a winner in life.” California’s newest millionaire, Elfred Meitzenheimer, doesn’t mince words. The Modesto man, with a larger than life personality, strolled into the Sacramento District Office today to clai...

Northern California | Winners Stories

February 25, 2014

Ask and You Shall Not Always Receive – Store Clerk’s Mistake Leads to $200,000 Win for Long Beach Man!

SACRAMENTO – At 82-years-old, Bernard Rosario is still going strong (and looking quite youthful for his age, we might add) – working as an on-site manager for a 22-unit apartment complex in Los Angeles County. On his break Sunday, he deci...

Southern California | Winners Stories

February 21, 2014

L.A. County Couple Thrilled to be a Multi-‘Thousandaire’

Dream Comes True – Literally – After Sleepy Coffee Run Leads to $505,010 Mega Millions® Win SACRAMENTO – Eumeka Saxton wasn’t sure she was going to have the energy to enjoy the Valentine...

Southern California | Winners Stories

February 21, 2014

California Launches First U.S. Lottery Industry Corporate Social Responsibility Website

SACRAMENTO – Selling Lottery tickets isn’t the only thing the California Lottery is concerned about. We also prize what we do for the community, its businesses, and our public schools. With that in mind the California Lottery is proud to...

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