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California Lottery

Mega Millions Jackpot Reaches Record High Of $540 Million

California Lottery Changes Lead To Brisk Sales

After years of losing revenue, the California Lottery is once again booming and selling tickets at a brisk pace.

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Milpitas winner of the California Lottery Powerball game poses with a check showing his winnings. (California Lottery)

Winner Of $425 Million Powerball Ticket Bought In Milpitas Comes Forward

California Lottery officials said B. Raymond Buxton, a Northern California retiree, claimed the prize at the California Lottery headquarters in Sacramento. Buxton was wearing a shirt that featured a picture of Yoda and read, “Luck of the Jedi I have,” according to lottery officials.

04/01/2014

Mahendra KC, a 50-year-old immigrant from Nepal, won $1.9 million during a Mega Millions drawing on March 18, 2014. KC bought the ticket from Huntington Liquor in San Bruno. (California Lottery)

San Francisco Cab Driver Claims $1.9M Mega Millions Lottery Prize

Mahendra KC, a 50-year-old immigrant from Nepal, bought the Mega Million Quick Pick ticket from Huntington Liquor in San Bruno for a dollar, lottery officials said Thursday.

03/21/2014

A Mega Millions lottery ticket (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Winners Of $400M Mega Millions Jackpot Outside California, $1.9M Ticket Sold In San Bruno

The holders of two winning tickets sold outside California will split Tuesday’s estimated $400 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot. Meanwhile, a ticket matching five numbers worth $1.9 million was sold in the Bay Area, according to the California Lottery.

03/18/2014

Surveillance photo of thieves taking a California Lottery machine from a Lucky supermarket on Mission Blvd. in Fremont on March 1, 2014. (CBS)

Thieves Steal Lotto Vending Machine From Fremont Grocery Store

Some brazen thieves thought they could play the numbers and get lucky by stealing an entire Lotto Scratchers vending machine from a Lucky grocery store in Fremont over the weekend, lottery officials said.

03/04/2014

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Winning Ticket For $425M Powerball Jackpot Sold At Milpitas Store

A winning ticket for Wednesday night’s Powerball lottery jackpot was sold at a gas station in Santa Clara County, according to lottery officials.

02/19/2014

A San Jose store owner receives a check for selling a winning lotto ticket. (CBS)

San Jose Store Owner Cashes In On Lotto Sale; Mega Millions Winner A Mystery

The owner of a gift store in East San Jose where a person bought a lottery ticket to split a $648 million Mega Millions jackpot was awarded $1
million by the California State Lottery, a lottery spokeswoman said.

12/18/2013

Jenny's Gifts in San Jose. The store sold a winning ticket to a $636 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot that was drawn on December 17, 2013. (CBS)

Winning Ticket From $636M Mega Millions Jackpot Sold In San Jose

Lottery officials say winning tickets have been sold in the Bay Area and Georgia for the $636 million Mega Millions jackpot, the second-largest lottery prize in U.S. history.

12/17/2013

A customer buys Mega Millions lottery tickets. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Hot Ticket Sales Push Mega Millions Jackpot Near All-Time Record

Have you ever had identical quadruplets? Your odds of doing that are 15 times better than winning tonight’s mega millions jackpot with a single ticket. Still, the tickets are selling quickly and raising the jackpot to a near-record.

12/17/2013

Mega Millions Jackpot Reaches Record High Of $540 Million

No Mega Millions Winner, Jackpot Now $550 Million

Nobody hit the $425 million jackpot in the Mega Millions lottery game played in California and dozens of other states Friday night, pushing the prize even higher for next week’s drawing.

12/14/2013

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