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How to Avoid Lottery Scams

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
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SuperLotto Plus Draw Closes In:

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December 10, 2014

San Bernardino County Letter Carrier Delivers Herself $750,000 Prize on Newest Scratchers® Game!

SACRAMENTO – Who knows how many winning California Lottery checks Sheila Williams has delivered to lucky players over the course of her career with the U.S. Postal Service? Well, this 53-year-old from...

Southern California | Winners Stories

December 8, 2014

Itchy Hand Leads to $960,000 Powerball® Win in Cypress

SACRAMENTO – Carlos Bulquerin’s left hand was itching, but instead of scratching it, he took it as a sign. The reason? An old superstition that states if your left hand itches, you’re coming into money. Bulquerin decided to test it and bo...

Southern California | Winners Stories

December 5, 2014

$3.2 Million in Lottery Prizes Remains Unclaimed in West Sacramento and Stockton

SACRAMENTO – It’s been a month since two huge prize-winning Lottery tickets were sold in the Sacramento region and get this, no one has come forward yet to claim either prize. The first winning ticket, a Powerball® ticket sold in Wes...

Northern California | Media Advisories and Events

December 3, 2014

Man Quickly Claims $409,000 Daily Derby® Ticket Sold in San Bruno

SACRAMENTO – Less than 24 hours. That’s how long it took the California Lottery’s newest winner, Peter Murti, to claim his $409,720 Daily Derby top prize. Murti won big in Monday’s drawing after his Quick Pick® ticket matched all thr...

Northern California | Winners Stories

December 2, 2014

Daily Derby® Ticket Sold in San Bruno Worth $409,000!

SACRAMENTO – One lucky Daily Derby player backed all the right horses and correctly selected the final race time to win last night’s top prize – $409,720! The winning ticket matched the following winning horses: 1st place           #...

Northern California | Media Advisories and Events

December 1, 2014

Lottery Winner: Woman Working Graveyards Says “I’m the One!”

SACRAMENTO – For quite a while we’ve been wondering who bought a Mega Millions® ticket in San Jose that matched five out of six numbers in the draw on November 18 to win $463,395. After checking her ticket at the store where that slip was...

Northern California | Winners Stories

November 30, 2014

$709,000 Winning Powerball® Ticket Sold in Kern County!

SACRAMENTO – Winning can happen anytime, anywhere. Here’s proof of that. Someone bought a ticket in the tiny city of Taft that matched five of six numbers in last night’s Powerball drawing. That lucky ticket is now worth $709,302 to whoev...

Southern California | Winners Stories

November 21, 2014

Lottery Urges Players to Gift Responsibly this Holiday Season

SACRAMENTO – As we approach the holiday season, the California Lottery reminds players and its retail partners to gift responsibly by discouraging the sale or gifting of lottery products to minors.  Every year the Lottery partners with th...

Media Advisories and Events

November 20, 2014

Words to a Christmas Song Have Whole New Meaning

$1 Million Emerald 10’s Scratchers® Prize Sold in Modesto! SACRAMENTO – The words to an old Christmas song have a whole new meaning to Kari Schauer. When she recently scratched her...

Northern California | Winners Stories

November 19, 2014

Notice of Public Meeting

WHAT: The California State Lottery Commission will hold a public meeting tomorrow, Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at Lottery Headquarters in Sacramento. Members of the public are invited to attend. Persons needing reasonable...

Northern California | Media Advisories and Events

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