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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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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
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May 21, 2014

$175,000 Winning Fantasy 5 Ticket Sold in San Jose!

SACRAMENTO – One lucky California Lottery Fantasy 5 player who purchased a ticket in San Jose is having a great Wednesday morning. That’s because their ticket matched all of the winning Fantasy 5 numbers of 29, 18, 3, 11 and 6 from last n...

Northern California | Winners Stories

May 20, 2014

Foster Mom Wins $750,000!

SACRAMENTO – As a mother to three adopted children, all Rosalie Tumminaro wishes for, is to be able to leave something for her children when she’s gone. Call it luck or an act of fate, Rosalie’s wish...

Northern California | Winners Stories

May 19, 2014

Man Wins $283,000 on Fantasy 5 Using a Combination of Birthdays – on His Birthday!

SACRAMENTO – It’s a pretty common strategy for California Lottery players to use birthdates as the numbers they pick. But have you ever heard of a player using birthdates on their birthday and then ac...

Southern California | Winners Stories

May 18, 2014

$1.2 Million Powerball® Ticket Sold In Los Angeles

SACRAMENTO – The Powerball jackpot was a cool $100 million last night, and one lucky California Lottery ticket was just one number away from hitting it. Although the ticket narrowly missed the massive jackpot, whoever purchased it will st...

Southern California | Winners Stories

May 17, 2014

$283,000 Winning Fantasy 5 Ticket Sold in Mission Viejo!

SACRAMENTO – One lucky California Lottery Fantasy 5 player who purchased a ticket in Mission Viejo 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 31, 5...

Southern California | Winners Stories

May 15, 2014

Rocket Launcher Claims $193,000 Fantasy 5 Ticket Sold in Long Beach

SACRAMENTO – Elvie Lago has a very interesting job. She is part of a company that launches rockets to the equator for communications. Lago recently won $193,355 playing Fantasy 5 and wanted to come in quickly to claim her prize because sh...

Southern California | Winners Stories

May 15, 2014

Koreatown Store Sells Winning Mega Millions® Ticket Worth $468,000!

SACRAMENTO – May 9th turned out to be a very lucky night for Kwan Lee. That is because he won $468,905 after matching five of the six winning numbers in that night’s Mega Millions drawing. Lee m...

Southern California | Winners Stories

May 13, 2014

How Do You Spell Out a $750,000 Win? “T-y-l-e-n-o-l!”

Pounding Headache leads Los Angeles Woman to a Soothing Scratchers® Payout SACRAMENTO – The bills were piling up and Maria Luna was at home this past Friday trying to figure out ho...

Southern California | Winners Stories

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

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