Calif. Lottery looking for $63 million winner
Someone could be $63 million richer, but just doesn't know it yet.
The California Lottery is looking for the winner of a SuperLotto Plus ticket valued at $63 million, which was sold in August at a 7-Eleven store, at 20871 Lassen St., in Chatsworth.
It's been three months since the winning ticket was drawn on Aug. 8 and a winner was announced.
But even after all that time, no one has called to claim the huge prize, lottery spokesman Alex Traverso said. And the time to claim the winnings ...
Nov 11, 2015, 8:59 am - Lottery News forum
California Lottery computer glitch shuts down terminals
It's an unlucky day for the California Lottery.
A computer glitch on Monday shut down lottery terminals around the state, preventing players from getting numbers for Powerball and other games. Only the scratch-off tickets were still being sold.
Lottery spokesman Alex Traverso says there was a loss of signal that prevented the terminals from connecting to the system that generates the numbers.
Traverso says about 350 out of 22,000 stores were affected, some for as long as five hours, but ...
Nov 10, 2015, 8:24 am - Lottery News forum
One in hospital, one in jail after lottery ticket fight
One man is in the hospital and a second is in jail Monday after an argument over lottery tickets at a San Francisco, California, market turned violent.
The incident happened at about 3:50 p.m. Friday at Bernal Heights Market near 30th and Mission streets in the Mission District.
The dispute involved the suspect, a man wearing a blue cap, who allegedly attacked the victim, who can be seen in surveillance video wearing a black jacket with an orange shirt underneath.
Minutes later, they g ...
Nov 10, 2015, 7:48 am - Lottery News forum
Mistake lottery ticket wins California man $380K
He was already known as a regular customer at the 7-Eleven on West Olive Avenue in Burbank, but now Pat Tucker is one happy customer after clerk Manjit Singh accidentally sold him a winning Powerball ticket last week worth $380,774.
Singh routinely sees Tucker while working at the 7-Eleven, where Tucker will typically purchase two Mega Millions tickets, twice per week.
But last week, Singh accidentally sold him a $2 Powerball ticket, and when he realized he hit the wrong button, Singh offe ...
Oct 30, 2015, 8:42 am - Lottery News forum
Psychic key to Calif. man's $1 million Powerball win
A West Hollywood, California, man who won $1 million playing Powerball recently told California lottery officials that he might not have bought the ticket had it not been for an encounter with an online psychic.
Kevin Millard matched five out of six numbers in the Powerball draw on Sept. 19, winning a total prize of $1,009,368, the state lottery said in a news release on Friday.
Although he regularly played the lottery at one time, Millard had recently scaled back, except when it came to l ...
Sep 28, 2015, 7:42 pm - Lottery News forum
Calif. man buys scratch game with $20 bill he found, wins $1 million
A man who won $1 million from the California Lottery on Wednesday in Millbrae paid for the winning Scratcher ticket using a $20 bill he found on the ground.
The lucky Bay Area man, Hubert Tang, found the $20 bill on a street outside of San Francisco International Airport on Wednesday. He then used it to purchase two $1,000,000 Jackpot! Scratchers tickets from Andrea's Market, located at 1601 El Camino Real in Millbrae.
Tang, who works as a bartender, said that he had not purchased a lotter ...
Aug 31, 2015, 9:15 am - Lottery News forum
California Lottery begins offering tickets at gas pumps
Play at the Pump, the California Lottery's latest expansion of the lotto market, is both convenient and controversial.
Convenient because it allows credit card users to both fill up and buy up to $20 worth of Quick Picks without ever having to go inside.
At the same time, it's controversial because the offerings are a sharp change from the lottery's long standing cash-only rules aimed at cutting down on overspending by poor people and chronic gamblers.
The concerns are valid, said Alex ...
Aug 4, 2015, 10:40 am - Lottery News forum
California man wins $1 million an hour after depositing $25,000 lottery winnings
A streak of good luck made a Huntington Beach, California, man an instant millionaire immediately after he deposited a separate $25,000 payment from the California Lottery on Friday.
In April, retired postal worker Oscar Sosa purchased a $20 Ultimate Riches scratch-off ticket, where he won $25,000. He received a check on Friday from the lottery office, which he quickly deposited in a bank account.
An hour later, Sosa took $200 of that money and bought several 50X The Cash scratch tickets f ...
May 20, 2015, 8:39 am - Lottery News forum
Calif. gas station off the hook in lottery ticket probe
A Palmdale, California, gas station employee who mistakenly gave $75 to an undercover state compliance officer instead of advising him that he was the holder of a lottery ticket worth $75,000 did not commit fraud, lottery officials said Thursday.
California Lottery officials said they were satisfied that the incident was a result of the clerk's misunderstanding of those procedures and that their investigation of the gas station was over.
Now we are going to move on, lottery spokesman Russ ...
May 8, 2015, 8:59 am - Lottery News forum
$75,000 California Lottery winner leaves with only $75
UPDATE: Winner was actually undercover inspector
By Todd Northrop
The search is on for a lottery winner in California who walked away with a much smaller prize than he actually won.
A man who went to cash out his Wild West Poker scratch-off lottery ticket at a Palmdale, California, gas station was given $75, but his ticket was actually worth $75,000.
Officials are trying to track down the man who went into a Palmdale store and was thousands of dollars short of his winnings.
May 4, 2015, 6:07 pm - Lottery News forum