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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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April 8, 2014

$200,000 Scratchers® Win for Monterey County Woman!

SACRAMENTO – According to Patricia Lopez, she had never won anything in her life. With a scratch of a ticket that all changed very quickly. Lopez walked into the California Lottery’s East Bay District...

Winners Stories

April 8, 2014

$1 Mega Millions® Ticket Leads to $233,000 Win!

$30 Million Jackpot Ticket Purchased in LA Remains UNCLAIMED SACRAMENTO – It was a weekend Deogracias Pingul will never forget. That’s because the Union City lottery player is $233,000 richer after just spending $1 on a...

Northern California | Winners Stories

April 7, 2014

Words Can’t Describe What Lottery Win Means to Orange County Woman

Scratchers® Ticket Purchased in Fountain Valley Spells Out $750,000 Payday! SACRAMENTO – To say that Michelle De La Cruz has been going through a lot recently is an understatement....

Southern California | Winners Stories

April 4, 2014

Powerball® Winner No April Fool

SACRAMENTO – It was April Fool’s Day when Daniel Rambo stopped to get some coffee at a local convenience store. Before buying his coffee, Rambo stopped and scanned his two Powerball tickets that he purchased for the March 29th draw. Rambo...

Northern California | Winners Stories

April 4, 2014

$30 Million Jackpot Winning Mega Millions® Ticket Purchased in Los Angeles!

$233,000 Bay Area Ticket Matching Five of Six Numbers Purchased in Union City SACRAMENTO – It was a mega start to the weekend as two lucky California Lottery Mega Millions players are big winners tonight. The bigg...

Southern California | Media Advisories and Events

April 2, 2014

Bay Area Co-Workers Claim $2 Million Powerball® Prize

Two Workers at Local School District Pool $4 and Walk Away Splitting $2,198,310 SACRAMENTO – Jorge Prado recalls his friend and co-worker Mohammad Islam always reassuring him whenever Mohammad went to buy their Califor...

Northern California | Winners Stories

April 1, 2014

WINNER CLAIMS $425.3 MILLION POWERBALL® TICKET SOLD IN MILPITAS!

SACRAMENTO – After waiting nearly a month and a half, we finally have a winner! No, this isn’t an April Fools’ Day joke, but B. Raymond Buxton does have quite the sense of humor. He purposely chose to...

Northern California | Winners Stories

April 1, 2014

$283,000 Fantasy 5 Ticket from Ventura Claimed

SACRAMENTO – Donald Covarrubias is a regular kind of guy and follows a regular routine. He goes to work every day, but usually stops at a local store to get a soda on the way, and sometimes buys Lottery tickets there too. But this time, h...

Southern California | Winners Stories

March 30, 2014

Powerball® Ticket Sold in Lawndale Worth Nearly $800k

Wednesday’s Powerball Jackpot Climbs to $60 Million SACRAMENTO – For the second night in a row, a lottery ticket sold in Southern California was just one number away from hitting a multi-million dollar jackpot. This tim...

Southern California | Media Advisories and Events

March 29, 2014

Burbank Ticket Just One Number Away From Jackpot Lucky Mega Millions® Ticket is Worth Over $300,000

SACRAMENTO – No one hit last night’s $15 million Mega Millions jackpot, but one lucky ticket sold in Southern California will still be cashing in big. The ticket, which was sold in Burbank, successfully matched five out of six numbers and...

Southern California | Media Advisories and Events

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