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AUGUST 31 - Three Lucky Players Discover Other Ways to Win! 

AUGUST 23 - California Lottery Announces Record Sales, Record Earnings for Public Education 

AUGUST 18 - CA Lottery Statement on Conviction of Serial Scratchers® Thief in Widespread, Organized Retail Crime Ring

AUGUST 18 - California Lottery Player Claims $3.9 Million Prize – Missed $1.1 Billion Mega Millions® Jackpot by Only One Number!

AUGUST 16 - ‘Itchy Palms’ Superstition Leads a California Lottery Player to Scratch Her Way to an Instant $1 Million Win!

AUGUST 9 - Single Ticket Sold in Florida Hits the Mega Millions® Jackpot; CA Lottery Player Wins Big With Second Place, With Ticket Now Worth More Than $3.3 Million

AUGUST 8 - Mega Millions® Jackpot INCREASES AGAIN to an Estimated $1.58 Billion for Tonight’s Draw – Highest Ever in Game’s History

AUGUST 7 - MEDIA AVAILABILITY TOMORROW MORNING: Mega Millions® Jackpot Highest It’s Ever Been for Tuesday’s Draw

AUGUST 7 - No Horsing Around Here – Daily Derby® Player Wins $1+ Million

AUGUST 6 - A Ticket Sold in Southern California Hits SuperLotto Plus® Jackpot Worth $82 Million

AUGUST 4 - The California Lottery Is Back at the Orange County Fair to Help Raise Money for Schools

AUGUST 4 - Generational Wealth: Mega Millions® Jackpot Just Increased to an Estimated $1.35 Billion! 

AUGUST 3 - CA Lottery Player Parlays $500 From a Scratchers® Win – Spends Entire Workday Unaware He Was a Millionaire! 

AUGUST 2 - Don’t Sleep on SuperLotto Plus® – California’s Own $81 Million Jackpot Now At a 15-Year High

AUGUST 1 - BREAKING NEWS: Mega Millions® Monster Jackpot Increases to an Estimated $1.1 Billion for Tonight’s Draw

JULY 29 - Mega Millions® Jackpot Soars Past $1 Billion; One Lucky Ticket in California Now Worth $1.5 Million

JULY 28 - BREAKING NEWS: Mega Millions® Jackpot Raised to an Estimated $940 Million for Tonight’s Draw

JULY 27 - It’s Not Just All About Jackpots; California Lottery Scratchers® Players Win Big, Too

JULY 25 - Tonight’s Mega Millions® Jackpot at $820 Million – Continues Inching Toward Another Billion-Dollar Payday 

JULY 24 - What Happens After a Big Jackpot is Hit in California 

JULY 21 - Mega Millions® Continues to Climb Toward Another Billion-Dollar Jackpot With Tonight’s Draw Worth an Estimated $720 Million! 

JULY 20 - MEDIA ADVISORY: Press Conference in Los Angeles Where Jackpot-Winning Powerball® Ticket Worth $1.08 Billion Was Sold

JULY 19 - California Public Education Wins Big as the California Lottery Returns to the California State Fair!

JULY 19 - Media Availability TODAY: Powerball® Frenzy and Contributions to Public Schools Highlighted at the State Fair

JULY 18 - Powerball® Jackpot Rolls to an Estimated $1,000,000,000 as Tonight’s Mega Millions Stands at More Than Half a Billion, Too!

JULY 17 - CA Lottery Celebrates National Lottery Week as Contributions to Public Education Soar Toward Another Record Year!

JULY 17 - Five Things CA Lottery Players Should Know About Tonight’s Massive Powerball® Drawing

JULY 14 - Three Big Jackpots Offer More Than $1.5 Billion in Total Prize Money

JULY 12 - Will We See a Mid-Week Multimillionaire in CA? Tonight’s Powerball® Jackpot Increases to an Estimated $750 Million!

JULY 11 - BREAKING NEWS: Estimated Mega Millions® Jackpot Raised to $500 Million for Tonight’s Draw

JULY 10 - BREAKING: Powerball® Jackpot Increases to an Estimated $675 Million as Public Education Wins Big!

JULY 9 - $2.6 Million Powerball® Ticket Sold in Stockton!

JULY 8 - $1.6 Million Mega Millions® Ticket Sold in Oxnard!

JULY 7 - More Than $1.13 Billion Up for Grabs in This Weekend’s Lottery Draws

OCTOBER 5 - Nearly $800 Million up for Grabs Right Now as CA Lottery Announces Newest Millionaires

OCTOBER 8 - Lucky Mega Millions® Ticket Sold in Southern California Now Worth More Than $3.1 Million

OCTOBER 13 - California Lottery Announces Record Earnings for Public Education

OCTOBER 15 - Mega Millions® Ticket Sold in San Jose Hits Mega Jackpot!

OCTOBER 18 - Lucky California Lottery Player Came OH SO CLOSE to Hitting a Billion-Dollar Jackpot, Still Walks Away With Millions

OCTOBER 19 - More Than $500 Million up for Grabs for Tonight’s Powerball®!

OCTOBER 21 - Powerball® Jackpot Now Worth $580 Million for Tomorrow’s Draw

OCTOBER 24 - Powerball® Jackpot Increased to $625 Million for Tonight’s Draw

OCTOBER 25 - $38 Million San Diego SuperLotto Plus® Ticket Set to Expire

OCTOBER 26 - Fifth Largest Powerball® Jackpot up for Grabs Tonight With Jackpot Estimated at $700 Million

OCTOBER 27 - Powerball® Jackpot Grows to $800 Million As Two California Tickets Win $1.5 Million!

OCTOBER 27 - ‘A Little Extra Change’ and an Orange Leukemia Awareness Bracelet Leads to a Stunning $2 Million Scratchers® Win!

OCTOBER 27 - Another Central Valley Instant Millionaire Lottery Win!

OCTOBER 28 - California Lottery Receives Last-Minute Claim for $38 Million San Diego SuperLotto Plus® Ticket

OCTOBER 29 - California Public Education Wins Big With More Than $50 Million Raised for Schools Thanks to Growing Powerball® Jackpot, Now an Estimated $825 Million

OCTOBER 31 - *** JACKPOT ALERT *** Nothing Spooky About Tonight’s Powerball® Jackpot – Estimated to be $1 Billion!

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