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MARCH 1 - California Lottery Joins Statewide Problem Gambling Awareness Month Effort
MARCH 7 - California Lottery Welcomes New Commissioner
MARCH 8 - California Lottery Player Missed $2+ Billion Jackpot by One Number, Comes Forward To Claim Prize...Still Worth More Than a Million
MARCH 9 - Five California Lottery Scratchers® Players Bring Home $7 Million Total From All Across the State
MARCH 15 - Donut Shop Sells Mega Millions® Ticket Worth Nearly $2.3 Million!
MARCH 21 - Two Scratchers® Tickets Bring Home $5 Million Each!
FEBRUARY 1 - Powerball® Jackpot at $653 Million for Tonight’s Draw!
FEBRUARY 2 - California Lottery Unveils New Video to Showcase How All Californians Benefit from Lottery Funding
FEBRUARY 4 - Powerball® Jackpot at $700 Million for Tonight’s Draw
FEBRUARY 6 - Playing Responsibly Is Key as Powerball® Jackpot Hits an Estimated $747 Million
FEBRUARY 10 - CA Lottery Player’s Secret Recipe for Spring Rolls Leads to a $1 Million Scratchers® Win!
FEBRUARY 14 - A Lot of Valentine’s Day Love for California’s Public Schools as CA Lottery Announces Sole Winner of Record-Breaking $2.04 Billion Powerball® Jackpot
FEBRUARY 19 - Powerball® Ticket Worth $1.8+ Million Sold in Southern California
FEBRUARY 21 - Bait Store in Stanislaus County Reels in Big Scratchers® Win!
FEBRUARY 23 - Two California Lottery Players Win Over $2 Million Playing Powerball®!
JANUARY 3 - Mega Millions® Jackpot Reaches an Estimated $785 Million to Kick off 2023!
JANUARY 4 - Big Win for a Small Store as Four CA Lottery Scratchers® Tickets Add Up to $42 Million in Wins!
JANUARY 6 - Mega Millions Jackpot Closes in on $1 Billion
JANUARY 10 - Strong Sales for $1.1 Billion Mega Millions® Jackpot Fuel Windfall for California Schools
JANUARY 11 - Southern California Mega Millions® Player Wins $3.97 Million; No One Hits Jackpot!
JANUARY 13 - Mega Millions® Players Hope Friday the 13th Turns Out to be Lucky with a $1.35 Billion Jackpot
JANUARY 23 - Powerball® Jackpot Hits an Estimated Half a Billion Dollars!
JANUARY 23 - Three More California Lottery Players Celebrating Big Wins, Including One $10 Million Prize!
JANUARY 24 - Faithful CA Lottery Player Hits Mega Millions® Jackpot, Wins $247 Million
JANUARY 25 - CA Lottery Warning to Players: Don’t Buy Tickets Online or You Won’t Win
JANUARY 28 - CA Public Education Wins Big as Powerball® Jackpot Reaches an Estimated $572 Million!
JANUARY 30 - JACKPOT ALERT: Powerball® Top Prize Climbs Above $600 Million!
JANUARY 31 - SoCal Powerball® Ticket Worth Nearly $4 Million!
DECEMBER 1 - California Lottery Urges Players to Gift Responsibly This Holiday Season
DECEMBER 8 - Eight California Lottery Players Celebrate the Holidays With Big Scratchers® Wins
DECEMBER 10 - Lucky Mega Millions® Ticket Sold in Southern California Worth More Than $1.5 Million
DECEMBER 14 - California Lottery Announces Ten New Millionaires Just in Time for the Holidays
DECEMBER 21 - A Lucky Number Pays off for Scratchers Player As Seven Winners Take Home $22 Million Total
DECEMBER 22 - Atypical CA Lottery Retail Partner Celebrates a Mega Win During the Holidays
DECEMBER 23 - Tonight’s Mega Millions® Jackpot Hits an Estimated Half-Billion Dollars
DECEMBER 27 - Close to $600 Million up for Grabs for Tonight’s Mega Millions® Draw
DECEMBER 29 - California State Lottery 2022 – A Year for the History Books
DECEMBER 30 - Mega Millions® Jackpot Grows to an Estimated $685 Million to Close Out 2022
NOVEMBER 2 - *** JACKPOT ALERT *** Powerball® Fever Is Here as Jackpot Tops $1 Billion!
NOVEMBER 3 - *** JACKPOT ALERT *** Powerball® Jackpot Is Nearing All-time Record! Jackpot Currently Sits at an Estimated $1.5 Billion
NOVEMBER 5 - *** U.S. Record JACKPOT ALERT *** Powerball® Jackpot Offers an Estimated $1.6 Billion up for Grabs Tonight
NOVEMBER 7 - *** U.S. Record JACKPOT ALERT *** The Record Rolls on as the Powerball® Jackpot Hits an Estimated $1.9 Billion
NOVEMBER 8 - Record $2.04 Billion Powerball® Jackpot Won Near Los Angeles - Three Other California Tickets Worth $1.1 Million Each
NOVEMBER 13 - Lottery Players Continue to Win Big – A Ticket Sold in Sacramento Hits $41 Million SuperLotto Plus® Jackpot!
NOVEMBER 16 - Mega Millions® Ticket Sold in Bay Area Worth More Than $2 Million
NOVEMBER 22 - California Lottery Wins Three International Awards for Innovative Advertising Campaigns
NOVEMBER 23 - Thankfulness Abounds as $24 Million in Scratchers® Winnings Are Claimed Across the State
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!
SEPTEMBER 1 - Powerball® Ticket Sold in the Bay Area Now Worth $2.5 Million!
SEPTEMBER 1 - California Lottery Announces Second Winner to Bank Largest Scratchers® Prize in CA Lottery History
SEPTEMBER 8 - California Lottery Director Swears In Newest Commissioner
SEPTEMBER 20 - Sales Become Sweeter for Donut Shop in Riverside County Following Big Lottery Win
SEPTEMBER 23 - Winner of $27 Million SuperLotto Plus® Jackpot Emerges, Has Big Plans for Big Prize
SEPTEMBER 27 - Statement and Tips to Avoid Lottery Scams
SEPTEMBER 30 - California Lottery Debuts New Video Showcasing Lottery Funds in Action in Bay Area
AUGUST 5 - Pricey Tank of Gas Leads to Million-Dollar Scratchers® Shock for San Diego County Lottery Player!
AUGUST 19 - Ever Wonder How It Would Feel to Win the Lottery? Latest CA Winners Say Shock and Disbelief
AUGUST 23 - Biggest Scratchers® Prize Winner in CA Lottery History Celebrates Huge $20 Million Payday!
JULY 8 - Five California Lottery Players Become Millionaires by Playing Scratchers®
JULY 14 - Ticket Sold in Oxnard Hits $27 Million SuperLotto Plus® Jackpot!
JULY 15 - Half a Billion Dollars up for Grabs This Weekend!
JULY 19 - California Lottery Celebrates National Lottery Week, Highlighting Its Mission to Raise Money for Schools!
JULY 19 - Mega Millions® Jackpot Reaches $555 Million for Tonight’s Draw
JULY 22 - Mega Millions® Jackpot Reaches $660 Million!
JULY 26 - Mega Millions® Jackpot Reaches $830 Million for Tonight’s Draw!
JULY 27 - Mega Millions® Jackpot Grows to More Than $1 BILLION, Ticket Worth $2.9 Million+ Sold In San Bernardino County!
JULY 29 - Mega Millions® Jackpot Increases to $1.28 Billion for Tonight’s Draw!
JULY 30 - No Mega Jackpot Winner in California, But Ticket Worth $4.2+ Million Sold in Fresno!
JUNE 2 - Powerball® Ticket Worth $6+ Million Sold at Riverside County Donut Shop
JUNE 3 - ‘Beyond Our Wildest Imagination!’ – Two Friends Team up to Win $2 Million Prize
JUNE 6 - Southern California Players Kick Off Summer With Big Wins
JUNE 8 - California Lottery Player Beats Incredible Odds to Win $426 Million Jackpot
JUNE 16 - California Lottery Launches New Tool to Track Money for Public Schools
JUNE 17 - No Lottery Loophole: New Movie Tells True Story of Michigan Couple Who Beat the Odds – But It Doesn’t Work That Way in California
JUNE 17 - More Than a Half Billion Dollars in Jackpots Up for Grabs This Father’s Day Weekend
JUNE 18 - Mega Millions® Ticket Sold in California Now Worth More Than $7 Million!
JUNE 22 - Small Businesses Win Big With California Lottery’s Latest Round of Millionaires
JUNE 26 - A Powerball® Ticket Worth $1.4 Million Was Sold in Southern California!
JUNE 28 - $700+ Million up for Grabs for CA Lottery Players This Week!
MAY 1 - Ticket Sold in San Diego Hits $38 Million Jackpot! An Astounding 45 Tickets Also Hit Fantasy 5 Jackpot
MAY 12 - Southern California Player Finally Wins Big After Playing Since 1985!
MAY 19 - California Powerball® Winner Comes Forward – Claims Gigantic $316.3 Million Prize
MAY 24 - $1.6 Million Sacramento Powerball® Ticket Set To Expire
APRIL 4- $13 Million SuperLotto Plus® Jackpot Winner Comes Forward
APRIL 6- LA County Player Wins $10 Million After Accidentally Pushing Wrong Button on Scratchers® Vending Machine!
APRIL 13- 'A Little Play' Pays off Big Time for California's Newest Millionaires
APRIL 18- New California State Lottery Commissioner Sworn In
APRIL 19- Powerball® Celebrates 30 Years Of Winners!
APRIL 21- Deadline Day Approaching: $2.2 Million Winning Powerball® Ticket Set to Expire
APRIL 27- Many Find Ways To Win Big as CA Lottery Reveals New Millionaires
MARCH 8- California Lottery Wins Achievement for Excellence Award for 18th Consecutive Year for Finance Report
MARCH 11- March Millions: California Lottery Announces Two New Big Winners
MARCH 18- Celebrating New Year’s in March? CA Lottery ‘New Year’s Day Millionaire’ Comes Forward
MARCH 22-SCAM WARNING: California Lottery Offers Tips on How to Avoid Being Duped
MARCH 22- ADVERTENCIA DE ESTAFA: Lotería de California ofrece consejos sobre cómo evitar ser engañado
MARCH 25-Something New and Different: The California Lottery Is Giving Players a Chance To Be California Dreamin’
MARCH 30-San Jose on a Lucky Streak!
FEBRUARY 2- Hands-on Approach Helps California Lottery Save Close to a Million Dollars for Public Schools
FEBRUARY 10- California Man Becomes Instant Multimillionaire… While Sitting in His Car!
FEBRUARY 21- California Lottery Launches Biggest Scratchers® Prize Ever!
FEBRUARY 28- California Lottery Highlights National Problem Gambling Awareness Month
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