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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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Draws take place every Wednesday and Saturday after
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February 5, 2014

L.A. County Winner Wakes Up Nearly $1 Million Richer as Mega Millions® Jackpot Continues to Soar!

SACRAMENTO – It’s doubtful a whole lot of people are enjoying a better week than the citizens of Seattle, who are still basking in the glow of their pro football team’s first Super Bowl Championship. However, one lucky person who purchase...

Southern California | Media Advisories and Events

February 4, 2014

$6.5 Million Winner Sold in Santa Cruz

SACRAMENTO – Jacob Lackey was recently feeling a little strange. He was light-headed and his heart skipped a few beats. But don’t worry, Lackey will be just fine. The symptoms he was feeling were just the side-effects of someone who just...

Northern California | Winners Stories

February 4, 2014

Luck Will Find You! Lottery Introduces Edgy California Black Exclusive Scratchers® Game

Mysteriously Captivating $10 Tickets Offer Sleek Look With 20 Chances for $1 Million Top Prize! SACRAMENTO – Lady Luck is back – and she’s on the hunt again, this time looking to award Californians with two dozen life-changi...

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February 4, 2014

Happy Camp Scratchers® Player a Happy Camper After Winning $5 Million!

SACRAMENTO – It’s not every day that there is a newly-minted millionaire in the town of Happy Camp. But that all changed when Georgia Merkler purchased a $20 $5 Million Jackpot Scratchers ticket on New Year’...

Northern California | Winners Stories

January 30, 2014

Big Winner is Ready for a Vacation

Southern California Cook Wins $6.5 Million Top Prize  SACRAMENTO – Eduardo Hernandez walked into the California Lottery’s Santa Fe Springs District Office yesterday to claim his Lucky for Life...

Southern California | Winners Stories

January 30, 2014

Emotional Win for $5 Million Jackpot Scratchers® Player

SACRAMENTO – Many lottery winners find it hard to control their emotions after hitting it big. In the case of Salvador Cardenas, you would never have guessed he just won $5 million because of his quiet and calm demeanor. Cardenas walked i...

Southern California | Winners Stories

January 29, 2014

Northridge Crossword Scratchers® Player Comes Up Big With $750,000 Win!

SACRAMENTO – Crosswords aren’t just for newspapers anymore, especially when you can win $750,000 playing one! That is what happened to Edward Manookian when he purchased a $10 20X Crossword Scratchers ticket. Manookian says his wife...

Southern California | Winners Stories

January 24, 2014

Small Business Owner Claims Powerball® Prize Worth Nearly $350,000

SACRAMENTO – On Wednesday night, one lucky California Lottery player came within one number of winning a Powerball jackpot worth $131 million. The prize for matching five of six? A sizeable $347,092. So naturally John Bradley wasted no ti...

Southern California | Winners Stories

January 24, 2014

New Dad-to-be in Torrance Claims $3 Million Powerball® Prize

SACRAMENTO – Daniel Miguel Galeon is having quite the year, and it’s only January! First, he found out he and his wife are expecting their first child. And now, the 26-year-old has won $3,167,202 playing Powerball. Galeon matched fiv...

Southern California | Winners Stories

January 24, 2014

Taking Care of Cats Leads to $1 Million Scratchers® Ticket Win!

SACRAMENTO – Call it a feline fortune if you will. Patricia Witt decided to take some money she received for taking care of a friend’s cats and buy some California Lottery Scratchers tickets. That decision turned out to be purrrfect, as o...

Southern California | Winners Stories

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