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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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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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July 23, 2015

Million Dollar Lottery Winner Has a Secret

SACRAMENTO – There is intriguing news out of Los Angeles County where a 55-year-old storeroom clerk just won $1 million on a California Lottery 50X the Cash Scratchers® ticket. Pablo Chavez said he waited un...

Southern California | Winners Stories

July 22, 2015

$5 Million Win in South San Francisco

SACRAMENTO – A lucky California Lottery player is $5 million richer today after scratching her way to the top prize on the Ultimate Riches Scratchers®. Jane Mattier-Kane purchased the winning ticket at the Pak N Save located at 2255 Gellert...

Northern California | Winners Stories

July 21, 2015

Gift from Dad Leads to $1 Million Scratchers® Win in Anaheim!

SACRAMENTO – Some gifts are bigger than expected. That was the case when Rodrigo Dimas received a $10 50X The Cash Scratchers ticket from his father last week. That lucky gift turned out to be worth $1 million after Dimas matched the luck...

Southern California | Winners Stories

July 20, 2015

Persistence Pays Off with $750,000 Scratchers® Win in Daly City

SACRAMENTO – Hilario Laoeng likes games of chance. This could explain why he’s been playing the California Lottery for the almost 30 years it has existed. “I’m one of those to never give up,” he explained. That persistence paid off when h...

Northern California | Winners Stories

July 15, 2015

SoCal Special Needs Worker Tries to Beat Weekend Gas Price Hike – Zooms Away $750,000 Richer!

Long Beach Woman Puts $20 in her Tank and a Small Fortune in her Pocket SACRAMENTO – The thought of $5 gasoline down the road isn’t quite as troubling for Airicka Bell any longer. T...

Southern California | Winners Stories

July 15, 2015

Pile of Old Powerball® Tickets Turns Out To Be Worth $1.1 Million in Anaheim!

SACRAMENTO – Richard Denning likes to play Powerball. What Denning doesn’t like to do is check his Powerball tickets on a regular basis. “I usually just let them pile up and check them when I have time,” Denning said. Last week Denning re...

Southern California | Winners Stories

July 9, 2015

$1 Million Win in Salinas

SACRAMENTO – Sergio Barragan is a long-time California Lottery player. And why not, especially when you already know you’re going to hit it big someday. He is now California’s newest millionaire and the most recent winner of our $10 Taxes...

Northern California | Winners Stories

July 8, 2015

Record Sales Once Again for the California Lottery

Lottery on Track to Send More Than $1.3 Billion to Schools SACRAMENTO – The California Lottery just closed the book on Fiscal Year 2014-15 – and what a year it was! While final, audited numbers won’t be available for a...

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July 7, 2015

Stockton Lottery Winner Has Winning in his Blood

SACRAMENTO – How lucky is he? Stockton resident Bruce Seitz just won $1.3 million playing the lottery. Get this: He scored that lovely prize on what was originally a losing ticket. Seitz had entered i...

Northern California | Winners Stories

July 3, 2015

Family Comes First for $430,000 Mega Millions® Winner in San Diego

SACRAMENTO – Imagine winning close to a half million dollars and not even knowing it. That’s what happened to our newest winner Sonier DeLa Cruz. He matched five of six numbers in the June 23rd Mega Millions draw to win $430,295, but didn...

Southern California | Winners Stories

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