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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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SuperLotto Plus Draw Closes In:

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April 21, 2017

Earth Day 2017: Lottery Continues Taking Giant Steps Toward Environmental Sustainability

SACRAMENTO – On this Earth Day weekend, the California Lottery is proud to announce it has received the prestigious Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Certification for construction at its new...

Southern California

April 6, 2017

Lucky Powerball® Ticket Worth $2,469,064 Sold at Tiny Long Beach Market!

SACRAMENTO – Pacific Market in Long Beach doesn’t take up a lot of square footage at its 2990 Pacific Avenue location. But this California Lottery retailer has proven big things can indeed come in small packages! That’s because someo...

Southern California

April 4, 2017

Orange County Player Strikes Gold Thanks to Good Friend

SACRAMENTO – Mark Mulligan was never much for playing the Lottery – that was until his friend suggested he play the California Lottery’s new $30 California Gold Scratchers®. She had recently won $400 & $500 respectively, on two of the...

Southern California

April 3, 2017

Daily Derby® Ticket Sold in Bakersfield Wins Big!

SACRAMENTO – Someone is having a wonderful Monday! A California Lottery player played the horses and scored a huge win in last night’s Daily Derby draw. How huge? Well, this single ticket won $374,691 after picking all the right horses an...

April 3, 2017

Exciting $1 Million Lottery Win in Orange County!

SACRAMENTO – Cuong Nguyen enjoys playing California Lottery games and always hoped he would win. Sure, he had scored a couple of smaller prizes. “I won a thousand dollars before,” Nguyen said. “I hoped for a big one some time.” Boy...

Southern California

March 30, 2017

California Lottery Unveils GIGANTIC Scratchers® Ticket!

SACRAMENTO – Wow! Do we have big news – and when we say “big,” we mean literally! California Lottery players will be in for – you guessed it – a big surprise when they catch their first glimpse of the Lottery’s newest $10 S...

March 30, 2017

Southland Woman Claims $630,297 Mega Millions® Prize – Credits Lucky Father for Win!

SACRAMENTO – Jaerean Yano’s father called her and said he had great news, but the catch was he wouldn’t tell her over the phone – she had to drive over to his work to hear it in person! “Now I know why he wanted to show me…so I wouldn’t s...

Southern California | Winners Stories

March 29, 2017

‘Numb and in Awe’ – Los Angeles Massage Therapist Teams up with Dad to Win $1 Million

SACRAMENTO – Carlos Castillo and his father enjoy playing California Lottery Scratchers games together. Naturally, they’d always hoped they might win a huge prize one day. But more than anything, they just like playing because it’s somethi...

Southern California | Winners Stories

March 27, 2017

Tehachapi Lottery Player Misreads Scratchers®, Learns She’s Actually a Multi-Millionaire!

SACRAMENTO – Ramesh Bhambi has only been playing the California Lottery consistently for about a year. So when she scratched her Lucky Streak Scratchers® ticket, you might understand why this novice misread her game and concluded she’d “o...

Southern California | Winners Stories

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

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