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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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March 28, 2014

Unlucky Orange County Man Experiences Thrill of Lottery Victory!

SACRAMENTO – Wait until you hear how a road trip paid off for an Orange County man. Everett Lamkin says he felt lucky, which is why he was meeting a friend at a casino. “I went down. I had a feeling I was gonna win,” Lamkin said. But befo...

Southern California | Winners Stories

March 27, 2014

Steak and Lobster on the Menu for Yuba County Truck Driver After Surprising $650,000 Scratchers® Win

SACRAMENTO – Dinner is suddenly more delicious for Timothy McDaniel after the Marysville man joked it will be steak and lobster six days a week! (Which raises the question: What’s for dinner on the se...

Northern California | Winners Stories

March 27, 2014

Maybe one of the Luckiest Cartons of Milk Ever Purchased Leads to $1.3 Million Scratchers® Win in L.A. County!

SACRAMENTO – You have to need milk pretty badly if you’re heading out in the middle of the night to grab a half gallon at 1 a.m.! So while Melissa Garcia was getting ready to pay at the San Gabriel Va...

Southern California | Winners Stories

March 27, 2014

Fate Leads 22-Year-Old to $3.25 Million Win in Orange

SACRAMENTO – If Simon Thammavongsa didn’t believe in fate before, he sure does now. A couple of weeks ago he was down on his luck and had to move in with a relative. But the 22-year-old believes the chain of events that followed led him t...

Southern California | Winners Stories

March 27, 2014

$280,000 Fantasy 5 Ticket Sold in Ventura

SACRAMENTO – A lucky California Lottery player is waking up $283,236 richer after successfully matching all five numbers in last night’s Fantasy 5 draw. The winning ticket was sold at Kwiki Mart, which is located at 893 E. Thompson B...

Southern California | Winners Stories

March 26, 2014

Tustin Retiree Has a Good Excuse Why He Waited to Claim His Million Dollar Prize

SACRAMENTO – Jimmy Luu may be a new millionaire but that didn’t stop him from having to wait to get his car fixed before he could come in and claim the top prize of $1 million he won playing a California Lottery Black Exclusive Scratchers...

Southern California | Winners Stories

March 26, 2014

Filipino-American Woman to be Introduced as Newest Member of California Lottery Commission

Bay Area Attorney Scheduled to Attend First Commission Meeting Tomorrow in Sacramento  SACRAMENTO – Rowena Libang-Bobila, 47, of Walnut Creek (Contra Costa County), appointed last month by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. to the Calif...

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March 26, 2014

10 Words Add Up to Major Crossword Win!

Scratchers® Ticket Purchased in Garden Grove Spells Out $750,000 Payday SACRAMENTO – Crosswords aren’t just for the back of the newspaper anymore! That’s because they are some of the California Lottery’s most popular Sc...

Southern California | Winners Stories

March 26, 2014

Construction Worker Gets Lucky

$5 California Lucky for Life Scratchers® Ticket is Worth $3.25 Million  SACRAMENTO – Working construction can be a grueling job. Just ask Jeovany Gomez – he’s been working construction for the past several years. But his days of hard manu...

Southern California | Winners Stories

March 24, 2014

Crossword Player Isn’t Stupid

SACRAMENTO – When Chad Denning uncovered the 10th word on his 20x Crossword Scratchers ticket, he double, triple and even quadrupled checked it. After he did that, he crossed off and scribbled over the words to make sure he didn’t count t...

Northern California | Winners Stories

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