Thieves stole California Lottery vending machine
Investigators from the California Lottery are asking for the public's help in locating suspects who broke into a Lucky grocery store in Fremont over the weekend and made off with a Scratchers vending machine.
The thieves broke into the store, which is located on the 40000 block of Mission Boulevard, about 3 a.m. on Saturday.
Police located the vending machine a few hours later just a couple blocks from the store location. Most of the cash had already been removed from the machine before th ...
Mar 5, 2014, 7:46 am - Lottery News forum
California lottery ticket wins $425 million Powerball jackpot
Final jackpot total of $425.3 million is sixth-largest ever in USA
By Todd Northrop
One winning Powerball lottery ticket that hit a $425.3 million jackpot Wednesday night was sold in Milpitas, California, according to lottery officials.
The ticket was purchased at Dixon Landing Chevron, located at 1551 California Circle. It successfully matched the numbers 1, 17, 35, 49, and 54, in addition to the Powerball number 34. The Power Play number was 3.
The $425.3 million Powerball jackpot, ...
Feb 20, 2014, 12:45 am - Lottery News forum
California Lottery is booming, thanks to higher payouts
After years of decline, the California Lottery is booming. The jackpots are bigger, and that's drawing more players and excitement.
Just a few weeks ago, a Mega Millions ticket sold in San Jose matched all six numbers. The state-record prize of $324 million worth about $174 million in a single payment was claimed by a Northern California man Friday.
The turnaround is due to changes made to the lottery in 2010, when revenues were on the decline. The changes brought bigger prizes, but they a ...
Jan 6, 2014, 7:51 am - Lottery News forum
California delivery driver claims half of $648 million jackpot
Didn't check his lottery ticket for two weeks
A delivery driver from Northern California rang in the New Year by walking into the California Lottery headquarters in Sacramento with a ticket worth $324 million.
The California Lottery identified the winner as Steve Tran, who has chosen to take his winnings in one lump sum and will receive $173.8 million before federal taxes.
Tran told lottery officials that after learning he had the winning ticket, he made a call to his boss: I'm really s ...
Jan 3, 2014, 3:25 pm - Lottery News forum
California waiting for Mega Millions winner to emerge
With each passing day, the mystery deepens.
Someone, somewhere, is in possession of a lucky Mega Millions lottery ticket worth $324 million that was purchased at a small San Jose shop on Dec. 17.
We know the winning numbers: 8, 14, 17, 20, 39 and a mega number of 7. But what's still unknown is who holds the golden slip of paper that represents a passport into the land of unfathomable riches.
We're still waiting, said Russ Lopez, a California Lottery spokesman. But we're urging them to ...
Dec 31, 2013, 1:07 pm - Lottery News forum
$636 Million Mega Millions jackpot split by 2 tickets
Winners in California, Georgia
Includes video report
Winning tickets for an estimated $636 million Mega Millions jackpot, the second biggest in U.S. lottery history, were sold in San Jose, California and Atlanta, Georgia, lottery officials said late on Tuesday evening.
There was no immediate word about who the winners were, but one winning ticket was bought at a retail location whose name was given as Jennifer's Gift Shop on Tully Road in San Jose, according to Alex Traverso, a lottery ...
Dec 18, 2013, 7:18 am - Lottery News forum
Despite publishing surveillance photos, Calif. Lottery fails to find winner
Despite months of trying to track him down, a mystery Lotto player in Los Angeles didn't claim his prize worth nearly half a million dollars by the deadline Monday evening.
But there's still a chance the lucky winner will pocket the $465,539 prize, according to a California Lottery spokesman.
He could have mailed in his signed ticket to the California Lottery and as long as it's postmarked by Monday, he'll get his prize. But Lotto spokesman Alex Traverso said he's never seen that happen.
Nov 19, 2013, 9:19 am - Lottery News forum
Calif. Lottery trying to track down big winner
By Todd Northrop
The California Lottery has released images from surveillence video of a man buying a lottery ticket, in hopes that someone recognizes him before the winning ticket expires.
The man in the video stands to lose a jackpot of $465,539 that he won in May, but if the lottery can't find him in less than two weeks, he'll miss out on the payout for good.
According to the California Lottery, the half-millionaire in waiting hit five of six winning numbers in the May 22 Powerball g ...
Nov 6, 2013, 8:00 am - Lottery News forum
Fresno man is $213 million California Powerball winner
A retired nuclear medicine technician from Saint Agnes Medical Center was the winner of the $213 million Powerball jackpot, the California Lottery confirmed Monday.
Carlo Mitchell, 68, of Fresno, bought the ticket at the Fast 'N Easy store at Shields and Armstrong avenues, which is a short distance from his east-central Fresno home.
In a lump sum, the ticket is worth $123.3 million after taxes. He was the only winner in the Oct. 23 drawing that got all six numbers. He selected the numbers ...
Nov 5, 2013, 9:11 am - Lottery News forum
$213 million ticket sold in Fresno is California's first Powerball winner
Somebody who likely lives in the Fresno area is in a much higher tax bracket as a new multimillionaire and California's first-ever Powerball winner.
The $2 ticket, bought sometime Wednesday at the Fast 'N Easy store on Shields Avenue in east-central Fresno, was worth $213 million, state Lottery officials said.
After taxes, the lump sum totals $123.3 million, said Alex Traverso, a lottery spokesman in Sacramento.
That kind of money could buy a couple of F-16 fighter jets, maybe the Save ...
Oct 26, 2013, 8:27 am - Lottery News forum