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POWERBALL Draw Closes In:

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MEGA Millions Draw Closes In:

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SuperLotto Plus
Guaranteed for drawing Aug 19, 2017
Estimated Cash Value: $4,500,000

SuperLotto Plus Draw Closes In:

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August 17, 2017

$64 Million SuperLotto Plus® Jackpot Hit as Powerball® Jackpot Soars to $510 Million!

SACRAMENTO – Last night all eyes were on the HUGE $430 million Powerball jackpot, but it was SuperLotto Plus that produced a BIG winner in California. A single SuperLotto Plus ticket matched all six numbers to win the $64 million jackpot....

Southern California

August 16, 2017

Powerball® Jackpot Grows to $430 Million

SACRAMENTO – Eighteen draws with no big winners means tonight’s Powerball jackpot is an amazing $430 million! Nobody matched all six winning numbers from Saturday night’s draw (August 12), so the jackpot rolled from an estimated $35...

August 15, 2017

More Than $2 Million Won Over the Weekend!

SACRAMENTO – It was an historic weekend for lottery players around the country as both the Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots were well over $300 million. The Mega Millions jackpot was hit Friday night (August 11) just before it could e...

August 15, 2017

Moving Multi-Million Dollar Win in Simi Valley

SACRAMENTO – Notice the California Lottery player pictured above. Doesn’t Uthai Kaensup look like someone excited about his win? Can’t say we blame him. Kaensup scored an incredible $5 million, (yes, $5 mill...

August 15, 2017

Scorching $1 Million Win on Super Ticket™ Sold in Orange County

SACRAMENTO – The summer heat isn’t the only thing sizzling right now. We’re celebrating news of California’s newest millionaire. In Park purchased his winning ticket in Orange County and won $1 million (before taxes) on the California Lot...

Southern California | Winners Stories

August 14, 2017

Family BBQ Food Run Leads to Amazing $1 Million Scratchers® Win in Atascadero!

SACRAMENTO – Carlos Medina will never be happier he went to a family barbeque. That’s because Medina was on his way to the gathering when he stopped by the grocery store to buy some things, including...

Central California | Winners Stories

August 11, 2017

Winning Mega Millions® Ticket in San Clemente Creates California’s Latest Millionaire!Bay Area Winner Credits ‘Divine Intervention’ for Whopping $10 Million Scratchers® Prize

SACRAMENTO – Cheryl Thompson stopped at a Pleasanton gas station to get fuel and to buy her 5-year-old grandson some chips. While she was inside the mini mart, she started talking with an excited customer who had just won $100 on a Califo...

Northern California

August 9, 2017

Winning Mega Millions® Ticket in San Clemente Creates California’s Latest Millionaire!

SACRAMENTO – Maybe they stopped by to fill up their car with gasoline. Or maybe they just wanted an ice-cold drink. Whatever the reason one very lucky California Lottery player decided to stop by a 76 station in San Clemente (2360 S El Ca...

Southern California

August 8, 2017

Powerball® and Mega Millions® Jackpots Both Above $300 Million Mark for First Time in CA Lottery History!

SACRAMENTO –  It doesn’t happen every month, but it’s not unusual for the Powerball or Mega Millions jackpots to soar past the $300 million threshold. However, for the first time since California joined Mega Millions in 2005, and Powerbal...

Southern California

July 31, 2017

$500,000 Scratchers® Win in Watsonville

SACRAMENTO – A California Lottery player in Watsonville has reason to celebrate today. Actually, she has 500,000 reasons. Yolanda Grijalva won the top prize of $500,000 on the $5 Money in the Bank Scratchers. Grijalva purchased her w...

Northern California

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