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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
draw entry closes at 7:00 p.m.

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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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SuperLotto Plus Draw Closes In:

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Draws take place every Wednesday and Saturday after
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November 23, 2016

The California Lottery Urges Players to Gift Responsibly this Holiday Season

SACRAMENTO – With the holiday season upon us, the California Lottery reminds its loyal players and retail partners to gift responsibly. This means NOT selling or gifting lottery products to minors! The California Lottery is once agai...

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November 23, 2016

Largest Fantasy 5 Prize Ever Claimed in Fresno County!

SACRAMENTO – Not only did Thomas Hanna and his wife win a Fantasy 5 top prize – they won the largest Fantasy 5 prize ever! It took more than 24 years, but the record top-prize amount of $729,505 set way back on January 3, 1992 was finally...

Winners Stories

November 23, 2016

San Diego Powerball® Ticket Wins $1.5 Million!

SACRAMENTO – One lucky California Lottery player is going to have an extremely happy Thanksgiving. That’s because someone in sunny San Diego matched five of the six winning Powerball numbers from last night’s draw to win a whopping $1,512...

Southern California | Winners Stories

November 16, 2016

Notice of Public Meeting

WHAT: The California State Lottery Commission will hold a public meeting tomorrow, Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at Lottery Headquarters in Sacramento. Members of the public are invited to attend. Persons needing reasonable...

Northern California | Media Advisories and Events

November 7, 2016

Notice of Public Meeting

WHAT: The California State Lottery Commission will hold a public meeting Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at Lottery Headquarters in Sacramento. Members of the public are invited to attend. Persons needing reasonable accommodat...

Media Advisories and Events

November 7, 2016

Server Wins $1 Million at Small San Francisco Market!

SACRAMENTO – Ruben Cendejas was pretty close to speechless at the end of October when he came into the California Lottery’s East Bay District office to claim his $1 million prize. That’s because Cendejas had scratched off his top prize-wi...

Northern California | Winners Stories

November 3, 2016

Fortune Won on Lottery Ticket Sold in Covina!

SACRAMENTO – This goes to show that you just never know when or where someone is going to hit it big playing a California Lottery Scratchers® game. This time the city making news is Covina! That’s right. Someone bought a ticket from a sto...

Southern California | Winners Stories

November 3, 2016

Fresno County Powerball® Ticket Wins $1.3 Million!

SACRAMENTO – The Chicago Cubs and their fans weren’t the only ones celebrating a big win last night. That’s because one lucky winner in the town of Mendota matched five of the six winning Powerball numbers to win a whopping $1,385,763 (be...

Winners Stories

October 29, 2016

Largest Fantasy 5 Prize Ever Hit in Fresno County!

SACRAMENTO – On January 3, 1992 a record-setting Fantasy 5 prize of $729,505 was hit. It took over 24 years, but last night that record was shattered. One very lucky Fantasy 5 ticket sold in Clovis matched all five numbers to win the new...

Winners Stories

October 27, 2016

Luck Strikes Twice for S.F. Man Who Wins $5 Million

SACRAMENTO – On his way home from the doctor’s office on September 13, Frank Derfield decided he’d stop near his San Francisco home and pick up a few of the brand new (at the time) 100X the Money Scratchers® games. He won $...

Northern California | Winners Stories

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