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February 14, 2014

Notice of Public Meeting

WHAT: The California State Lottery Commission will hold a public meeting 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 accommodat...

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February 14, 2014

Two Huge Jackpots Up for Grabs on Valentine’s Day Weekend

Who Wouldn’t Love to Get Their Share of Nearly a Half Billion in Combined Jackpots? SACRAMENTO – Today is Valentine’s Day. And while people across the state scramble to get thoughtful gifts for their loved ones, imagine...

Media Advisories and Events

February 14, 2014

Security Guard Becomes First California Black Exclusive Scratchers® Millionaire but Still Finishes his Shift!

SACRAMENTO – Mitchel Reynolds is a dedicated employee. Earlier this week, he was working the graveyard shift as a security guard at an area shopping mall when he scratched his California Lottery Black...

Southern California | Winners Stories

February 14, 2014

Hungry Teen’s Big Appetite ‘Drives’ San Diego Winner to $1 Million Scratchers® Payoff

Disabled Man Talks Young Friend into Taking Him to Claim Ticket With the Promise of Tasty Meal!  SACRAMENTO – You know kids – you feed them and they’ll do anything, right? At least that was Craig Misewicz’s...

Southern California | Winners Stories

February 13, 2014

Sacramento Powerball® Ticket Worth $720,000!

Jackpot Soars to $330 Million SACRAMENTO – One number – that’s all that stood between someone in Sacramento and the $284 million Powerball jackpot last night. But don’t feel too bad for this player because he, or she, will s...

Northern California | Media Advisories and Events

February 11, 2014

Another Winning Fantasy 5 Ticket Sold in Bay Area Worth $184,000!

SACRAMENTO – Just last month, a winning Fantasy 5 ticket worth $184,215 was sold in San Jose. Last night, luck struck the Bay Area again, as another winning Fantasy 5 ticket was sold in Fairfax. This time the ticket is worth $184, 731 – a...

Northern California | Media Advisories and Events

February 11, 2014

Big Money Game Strategy Pays Off For Small Town Retiree Who Wins $650,000 in Hollister!

SACRAMENTO – Rebecca Williams is somewhat a creature of habit. Every Wednesday and Saturday, she buys Lottery tickets for her and her husband of 45 years and usually lets him scratch them, or vice-versa. And they don’t just...

Northern California | Winners Stories

February 11, 2014

Vietnam Vet Wins More Than $300,000

SACRAMENTO – When Sheridan Hope called his daughter to tell her he had just won a bunch of money playing Daily Derby®, her response was “yeah whatever.” It’s not the response that Hope was eh – hoping for. But when he produced the ticket...

Southern California | Winners Stories

February 10, 2014

Chef Goes for “Gold” and Wins $1 Million in Sunnyvale

SACRAMENTO – Elder Galicia Lopez knew it right away. Just seconds after he started scratching his California Gold Scratchers®, he saw it – the $1 million prize. Winning a large amount of money like that might cause some to shout or j...

Northern California | Winners Stories

February 9, 2014

Sweet Win Just in Time for Valentine’s Day

Two Powerball® Tickets Worth More Than $1.2 Million Each SACRAMENTO – What’s better than receiving flowers and chocolate on Valentine’s Day? How about a boatload of cash! That’s what two California Lottery players will be ge...

Winners Stories

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