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April 27, 2012

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April, 2012 | Media Advisories and Events



Media Advisory




Lottery Terminals Down During Planned Maintenance Upgrade


SACRAMENTO – The California Lottery would like to remind its customers of a planned system maintenance upgrade operation that will begin tomorrow night, Saturday, April 28 at 10 p.m. During this maintenance, all Lottery terminals across California will be down and players will not be able to purchase any Lottery products during this time or claim prizes below $600. We anticipate all 21,000 retailers will be back in business by approximately 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, April 29, 2012. This upgrade will improve the Lottery’s sales capacity and prepare it for future games as we continually strive to improve our processes and systems for player enjoyment.

  We apologize for this inconvenience and we thank you for your patience. For a status update and to check the latest winning numbers, please visit

  The mission of the California Lottery is to provide supplemental funding to California schools while simultaneously supporting local communities.  More than 94 cents of every dollar spent by our players goes back to local communities in the form of contributions to public schools and colleges, prizes and retail compensation.  Since 2000, Lottery players have contributed $1 billion to public schools each year, and, since we began in 1985, Lottery players have contributed a total of more than $24 billion to education.  The California Lottery urges its customers to play responsibly and within their budgets.  If you feel you have a gambling problem, or know someone who does, you can get help at 1-800-GAMBLER.


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