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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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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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Estimated Cash Value: $14,800,000

SuperLotto Plus Draw Closes In:

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March 21, 2017

March Madness After Big Win on Ticket Sold in Los Angeles County!

SACRAMENTO – Everyone is talking about college basketball this month, but one California Lottery player is marching to a different beat. Listen to how Mark Nihem describes the madness following his recent win: “It was like scoring a touch...

Southern California | Winners Stories

March 15, 2017

Sanger Player Takes Home Big Million Dollar Win!

SACRAMENTO – Richard Torres found luck at a small market in Fresno County! That’s because Torres claimed the $ 1 million top prize on one of the California Lottery’s most popular Scratchers® tickets: Million Dollar Multiplier....

Winners Stories

March 15, 2017

$2.1 Million Powerball® Ticket Sold in Long Beach Claimed

SACRAMENTO – Elizabeth Jones is the Golden State’s newest multi-millionaire! That’s because Jones matched five of the six winning numbers (14-20-42-49 and 66) for the Powerball draw back on February 8 to win a whopping $2,120,302. Jones m...

Southern California | Winners Stories

March 14, 2017

Unique Celebration for Lottery Player After $750,000 Scratchers® Win in Ventura County!

SACRAMENTO – Many people have thought about winning the lottery. And some have even thought about how they would celebrate. But we’re guessing very few would celebrate like Noe Esc...

Southern California | Winners Stories

March 14, 2017

Son Follows Dad’s Footsteps to Big Win in Visalia!

SACRAMENTO – Hector Pasillas never played the Lottery much. That all changed when his dad won $1,000 on a $10 Mystery Crossword Scratchers® game. “My dad won a thousand dollars six months ago on that Scratcher(s), so I started playing it....

Winners Stories

March 10, 2017

Shock and Disbelief as Winners Claim $72 Million SuperLotto Plus® Jackpot

SACRAMENTO – A family has claimed the ticket sold in Hesperia (San Bernardino County) that won a $72 million SuperLotto Plus jackpot. They are a group of five who say they are still in shock and disbelief. “Oh my God. I think we hit...

Southern California | Winners Stories

March 9, 2017

Baker Buys Scratchers® Ticket, Forgets About it, Gets Home and Wins $555,555!

SACRAMENTO – Son Do was on his way to a birthday party when he bought a California Lottery Scratchers Power 5’s ticket that would change his life.  He bought it, put it in his jacket pocket and off he went to the party.  Do totally forgot...

Southern California | Winners Stories

March 7, 2017

Lottery Player Strikes Gold in Sonoma County

SACRAMENTO – “When I scratched the ticket, I freaked out, in fact, I almost fainted!”  That’s what Joseph Elahmad said after winning $750,000 on the California Lottery’s $30 California Gold Scratchers®. Elahmad, who admitted he only plays...

Northern California | Winners Stories

March 3, 2017

California Lottery Joins Problem Gambling Awareness Month Effort

SACRAMENTO – Every year the California Lottery joins other state and national organizations to recognize the month of March as National Problem Gambling Awareness Month (PGAM). The goal is to educate and raise public awareness that proble...

February 28, 2017

Gas Station Stop Leads to $1 Million Scratchers® Win in Riverside County!

SACRAMENTO – After getting off work late one evening, Ivan Campos decided to stop at a gas station on his way home to cash in a winning Scratchers ticket. The ticket was worth $20, so instead of taking the cash, Campos decided to l...

Southern California | Winners Stories

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