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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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September 25, 2016

Powerball® Ticket Sold in Santa Clara County Matches Five of Six Numbers – Wins $554K Prize!

SACRAMENTO – One Powerball ticket sold in California matched five of the six winning numbers (15-7-29-41-20), only missing the Powerball number 22. That ticket is worth $554,313. The winning ticket was sold at Quick Henderson Market,...

Northern California | Winners Stories

September 23, 2016

Group of 12 Silicon Valley Tech Workers to Split $785,065 Powerball® Prize!

SACRAMENTO – Venkata Alluru had just gotten back from vacation and had no idea whether anyone had won the enormous $478 million Powerball jackpot from the July 30 draw. He was just a little bit curious – after all, he was holding 30 Power...

Northern California | Winners Stories

September 23, 2016

Headache Turns into $5 Million Windfall in L.A. County!

SACRAMENTO – Eric Rubenstein was looking for a new career path and like many people, he felt a good place to sit and apply for jobs was at the local Starbucks. Rubenstein used to always go to th...

Southern California | Winners Stories

September 22, 2016

Lottery Player and Store Owner Celebrate $5 Million Scratchers® Win in Southland!

SACRAMENTO – Ada Perez was ecstatic when she thought she won $500,000 on a Scratchers ticket. So you can only imagine her excitement when she realized she had actually won $5 million! Perez became Cal...

Southern California | Winners Stories

September 22, 2016

San Francisco Employees to Cash in on Boss’s $750,000 Mystery Crossword Scratchers® Win!

SACRAMENTO – They were winding down the day, so HVAC contractor Rodolfo “Rudy” Valderrama and a couple of his employees pulled the van over at Western Donut in the City (2034 Mission Street) to pick u...

Northern California | Winners Stories

September 21, 2016

Notice of Public Meeting

WHAT: The California State Lottery Commission will hold a public meeting tomorrow, Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at Lottery Headquarters in Sacramento. Members of the public are invited to attend. Persons needing reasonable...

Media Advisories and Events

September 17, 2016

Winning $756,000 Mega Millions® Ticket Sold at East Bay Lottery Retailer!

SACRAMENTO – Somebody in Illinois may have hit the estimated $133 million Mega Millions jackpot last night – but at least one player who purchased a ticket here in the Golden State has reason to celebrate as well! That’s because tha...

Northern California | Winners Stories

September 12, 2016

Notice of Public Meeting

WHAT: The California State Lottery Commission will hold a public meeting Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at Lottery Headquarters in Sacramento. Members of the public are invited to attend. Persons needing reasonable accommoda...

Media Advisories and Events

September 12, 2016

Nervous Wife and Calm Husband Make Great Team in Inland Empire

SACRAMENTO – Robert and Norma Mendoza have been married 20 years and make a great team. He is an air conditioning technician who happened to be working in the San Bernardino area recently and decided to stop by a local convenience store a...

Southern California | Winners Stories

September 12, 2016

Powerball® Ticket Sold in Solano County Matches Five of Six Numbers – Wins $1.3 Million Prize!

Wednesday’s Powerball Jackpot is Now an Estimated $222 Million SACRAMENTO – One Powerball ticket sold in California was one number away from hitting last night’s huge $207.3 million jackpot. Although that ticket didn’t...

Northern California | Winners Stories

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