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  1. When lottery draw will come out in public space? Something is fishy in drawing.. I have ‘t won daily3 for one year playing..

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  2. Thousands of 2nd chance submitted and never win. Thousands of scratch offs never win. Such a rip off DO NOT PLAY!

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  3. We have uploaded over 17,000 second chance tickets over the years and have not won 1 thing. I think it’s a scam for sure. But where is all the money going? To the schools supposedly. That isn’t happening. Every school needs funds bad especially to help the durables children. That’s a true sin not giving the money to them like they say they are. Shame on them!

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  4. So I was told I could make an appointment at the district office and get my $1000 prize from my winning scratcher that day if I went in person so I made a 2 1/2hour drive to Sacramento and I was in the office 2 minutes and they told me it needs further processing and I will be mailed a check on 8-12 weeks well about 6 weeks later I won another $1000 and mailed it in and didn’t waste my time driving this time we’ll it’s been 4 months and I have heard nothing and can’t reach a live person WTF takes this long to mail a check in a college student and just lost my job I could use the $ I’m entitled to that I won it’s really getting old and I will no longer play any lottery games due to their lack of communication and untimely responses and payouts

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  5. My brother went to a Circle K at 60 Broadway in Chula Vista. California to check the scanner to see if he won anything from a lottery ticket that he bought there. When he scan ticket it said, ” see clerk”. That never happen before, the clerk said you won one dollar. She took the receipt, gave him no paper for it and said that’s it.

    My brother is a little was confuse and told me. I looked it up and it seems that my brother was ripped of by this clerk. Can anyone help? He could really use this money and I hate to see someone get away with this. I was told they don’t say see the clerk unless they have won at least $100.00 Dollars. It is obvious that he was ripped off. Please give me a phone number where this can be reported.

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  6. Horrible mismanagement of lottery monies. Takes 18 plus +++ weeks to get your money (still have not seen mine). What is going on??? Hmmmmmm!
    Tried to contact the board, no live links or emails. Who is doing what with the money for 18 weeks (4 and 1/2 months and waiting)

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  7. The whole thing is a scam. They should all be arrested for scamming the people.

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  8. They suck! The new scratcher $5,000,000 odds of winning anything is 1:3. I’ve bought 4 two times. Fat zero. $80 donation 2 times.

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    • Don’t buy $20, $30 tickets, you hardly win free tickets.. there is no money left in pool.. most of pool money goes to 2nd chance and million dollars prizes which are few tickets any where in entire CA state so zero chance to get it.. if you want to have fun buy $1 tickets.. one guy won $1000. This is good habit to you won’t loose much..

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  9. Check out the California daily 3 results: on 8/5 evening it’s 989, then on 8/6 mid day it’s 898, on 8/6 evening it’s 998, then 4 days later the mid day it’s 998 again. If this is not rigged and manipulated I don’t know what is. So the same 3 numbers (998) came up 3 times in less than 10 draws, and 2 out of 3 were the exact sequence. And the other time was 889. Then look at the payout, generally, when you hit straight/box there are only ~ 150 to 180 winners. But when these numbers came out, there are over 300 winning tickets on 2 of the drawings. SO somebody is manipulating the system and bought a LOT of tickets (with the same number) and that person knows these numbers will show up. Bullshit about being “random”.

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    • You are 100 percent right. It’s a waste of money. There is no security in draw.. manually drawn numbers and looting public money.. rule is if you play numbers your numbers are bypassed and different numbers are communicated to looters.

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  10. I play California Hotspot.
    There 4 of us guys play Hotspot.
    Before May 1, 2021 at less 1 of us will hit 5 out 5 for $450 every other day one of us will win $450. Since then 3 months our group of 4 players only win twice. Even looking at each 4 minutes draw the payout no $450 not like before. 3 of us have stop playing California Lotto. I advise every to stop playing California Lotto. Lotto don’t give enough to School’s.

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  11. Am I one of the only ones that think the Cal Lottery is cheating somehow? I play Fantasy 5, I used to get at least 4 numbers many times in the past. Now I haven’t got that in years. The numbers are always 1 digit above or below your number. They used to give the name and address of the store, where the ticket was sold. Now they just give a city name.

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    • No, you are not alone, I think the board I using the monies and there is no way to call them on it. Newsome is the ultimate over-seer. Iv tried to complain and enquire but can not reach anyone. Months have passed, no payout on my winnings. Totally crooked

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    • Nothing you can do but stop playing that what many doing it. As a result, business heading dead end. You see now calming scratcher tickets taking long.. they said they are busy.. but maybe staff reduction

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  12. Why does it take more than 18 weeks to get a check from the California lottery for a winning ticket, it hasn’t taken nearly that long in past years? How do I know that my winning tickets have been received at Sacramento, CA? address after I mailed them? It seems as though the lottery could at least send me an email when they receive the claim forms, that way at I know they’re not lost in the mail…..ridiculous, they’re taking the fun out of it.

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  13. I’m from Washington. Been living in Southern California for about 2 years. Have never won anything but free tickets on scratchers. Buy $5 scratchers and never win. Never buying again smh.

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  14. I see a new game and I will buy 10 tickets. I have done this twice now in a week and I do not even win a ticket.
    You used to be able to at least win your money back plus…but not lately. They are just ripping people off. So many $20 & $30 tickets, I can’t afford to play anymore.
    Calif lottery sucks

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    • Very true. I think that after the Covid lockdown they are trying to make back as much money as possible by putting out a lot of non-winning scratchers. Also, they factor in the ‘second play’ gimmick (which most people don’t bother with) as part of the overall odds. This allows them to say it’s ‘still a fair game.’ Like when a store offers a rebate that they know most people won’t submit due to all the hoops you have to jump through. If/when they truth comes out, it’ll be a huge scandal and will likely damage the trust in CA lottery forever.

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  15. Hello,
    This is a post about scratch tickets ONLY.

    Let me start by saying I have played in Washington and in California. I played lots of tickets in Washington and found California scratch tickets to be very disappointing when I visited. The reason was that in Washington, you win a lot more mid range prizes. For example, they have less 10, 20, 30 dollar prizes so that they can increase the 50 and 100 dollar payouts. This makes it more likely that if you win, you will win a nice prize. In California, I found I was only winning free tickets. I never won a large prize in Washington, beyond $200.

    Once I moved to California and played regularly, I found they are tickets tailored to different players, and it is much better to DO YOUR RESEARCH on your tickets, before you buy them. For example, different prize pools on different tickets should appeal to more people. If you don’t know this, you’ll buy tickets randomly, and be sad when you don’t get what you were looking for.
    I found one ticket that was very interesting….I would rarely ever win but I kept trying here and there. In one month I hit $500 twice, and $250 once. I did more research and discovered that certain tickets have bigger pools of higher prizes which means you might win less but if you regularly try, you have a chance of winning a nice pot.
    You CANNOT force luck. Buying 10 tickets doesn’t increase your odds of winning. I think this is a big pitfall for people. I have had 3 tickets in a row win before, which means somewhere in that roll, there is 10 losers in a row!!! Play like a responsible person and you may find one day you get a nice prize. I’ve won $100 from a $2 ticket and $500 from a $20 ticket. When I try to push my luck, I lose…a lot…so just be smart and try now and again, don’t try to force a big win. It WON’T happen.

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  16. Ca lottery is only a waste of money, if you save all the money you spend on ca lottery tickets you’ll be rich one day, do It 🤑🤑🤑🤑🤑🤑🤑.

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  17. I’ve been playing scratchers since the scratchers started, and pretty often. started at $1.00 2.00 5.00. and now into 10.00 and once in a while 20.00. in all those years I’ve never won $100.00, or more never. What’s up with that. then I’ll win a ticket that says I’ve won all the prizes, and guess what. It’s all the spaces at 2.00, or later, all the numbers were 5.00 each. not even 100.00 worth. The other day I bought 5-$5.00 Monopoly game tickets. it says the odds for any prize are 1:3.88. 5 tickets and nothing. I have now quit for good playing anything related to your totaly rip-off business. You guys should go to jail

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  18. As for James St John Smythe saying that “the scratchers are legit”, this may not be true. It seems to me that there are people at the company that prints the tickets that know which tickets are the big winners, and they know where they are being sent. Possibly by using the exposed numbers on the tickets, or knowing which roll has a big winner, they can have their friends and relatives buy the entire roll. Any time there is this much money involved, there certainly could be scamming going on.

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  19. There is a investigation going on now for daily 3 and daily 4 where the investigators believe the lottery picks numbers based on players heavily bet numbers not coming up. I hope they finally expose the California lottery for this.

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    • Nobody can find what is going on background of comuter draw machine. All lotteries rigged this way.. if you cannot stop playing, you can pick numbers near the close of pool times.. those suckers bypass your numbers if you play earlier… so you play near closing time and you have good chance to win.. suckers don’t get enough time to bypass your numbers.. hope it helps if everyone follow this guideline

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  20. The scratchers are legit because they are truly based on randomness. The State can’t control which ticket you buy, and from when and where you buy it. The draw games used to be legit also when they previously used the ping pong balls because it too, was based on randomness. But now computers draw the numbers in strange combinations that would never occur in a random world. I’m seeing weird combinations, like all even or all odd, all high or all low, or several consecutive numbers in a row. I’ll go for several draws without getting even one number right…what are the odds of that?! Totally rigged!

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  21. The ca lottery should be audited, and overhauled. Extremely slow payouts over $600.00. The people need to be held accountable for their inaction and terminated.

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  22. I don’t know if I believe these comments and here’s why? .. every 6 months I win $1k on a scratcher and in between always $250, $500, .. etc. and I don’t buy often, I just buy higher priced tickets.. the last $1k I purchased one $10 ticket.. when I won $500 I purchased 3 $20 tickets. I have friends that win quite often.. actually recently a friend won “Set For Life” .. can’t remember when one but I think it was like $4k per month for Life. He only purchased two tickets every two weeks when he got paid. My dad always wins above $500 on Fantasy 5, so much that I started playing his numbers.

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    • Maybe the winning tickets are sent out by locations and the 2nd chance scratchers are chosen by Lastname? A lot of people with a Spanish surname win?

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  23. Me and my boyfriend win all the time one time we hit 500 so I went to the different gas station and bought a couple more 10 dollar tickets and hit another 500 in 1 hour over a 1000 and we hit all the time you have to buy the newest tickets and check the lottery website where the winners are and then find the places where people win at follow the luck people I won 1000 on a ticket and 300 and a 200 and 150 and 10 a lot of winners last year and this year don’t play at a place you don’t win at go to another place and buy ur tickets

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  24. My mother has played the same numbers since the lottery started she passed away in 2012 and I kept playing her numbers and the only thing ever won was a replay it seems to me the lottery commission is lining their pockets with people’s hard earned money what about our schools they do not help them it needs to be investigated for corruption but won’t be they must be paying the right people to look the other way

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  25. Yes, rigged. Dirty tricks. They keep inserting a digit that gas played several times. For example, if 5 played 6 times recently and 8 didn’t play, they lean towards playing 885 or some combination thereof. I want to know: “When are the balls selected?” Is it the same set of balls that play for, say a month or a week, or do they bring in a new set of balls that may be doctored for that specific draw? If the balls are selected close to drawing time, “GREAT CHANCE OF TAMPERING”. AI could spit out the combination less picked. Same wir daily4. If no one wins, more power to the banker. If they see several tickets been bought with the same combination, “they ain’t going to win”. I have wasted my money for soooooo many years on an impossible system. But of course, we can only speculate on something that seems so obvious!

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    • There no ball drawing. Rigged computer is used to bypass played numbers.. no one can but period.. don’t waste your money

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      • agree

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      • Look at today’s Fantasy 5 California result 30,31,32,34,35… minimum payout.. big time rigged draw..

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        • Suckers bypassed all numbers played by public and took whole pool by announcing one winner in days draw- 3,4,30,33 and 39

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  26. CA lottery system and their 2nd chance system is full of scams and corruptions beware and the easiest way to stop them is simply to stop buying scratchers and lotto tickets from them!!

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  27. Some games like Mega, PowerBall and Fantasy5 will definitely make payouts, no matter how long it takes to get a winner. The Daily3 and 4, however, don’t have to have winners. If nobody wins, they keep all of us suckeres money. Those numbers coming out don’t look random at all. Days sometimes play repeating digits consistently, when evening plays no repeating digits. Anyway, it just seems so rigged. I and numerous friends decide to stop playing. There’s nothing to win. It’s all about taking…. for them.

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  28. I just moved here from Florida. Won all the time…$50, $100, even $2,000 on a $3 ticket. However, here in CA, it’s totally different. Play just as much and I get nothing but small jackpots. Not worth my time any longer. CA lottery needs to be investigated. Too many losing tickets. Something is wrong here.

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    • Strongly agree, I would urge everyone to stop playing the lotto in California

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  29. I spend hundreds of dollars on scratchers during the pandemic for almost a year. Honestly only won $100 once in 12 months. What a rip off of a business the CA lottery has become. You suck! No star if O had the option.

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  30. All of you are right? Lottery is not putting any big winners in the batches that’s why you will never hit big all the names are made up
    Stop playing scratchers everyone
    It’s not worth it. Screw California they’re a bunch of crooks

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    • me again, Ana so after my review, the lottery blocked me from entering my second chance tickets into the drawings, they have locked me out and will not allow me to reset my password. I was right CROOKS, PLEASE STOP BUYING LOTTERY TICKETS THERE ARE, NO BIG WINNERS IN THEM

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  31. What California is doing minimizing or not paying small pay-outs, Not fair cuz due to pandemic. BOYCOTT Cal. Lottery

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  32. I think it is a scam. I have bought so many scratches tickets. Hundreds and hundreds the most I have ever won once a hundred dollars. Once. This is a total rip off. This company running it for California is nothing but a thief. Do not play. Waste of your money

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  33. No need for a star! It seems like lottery is a tracking scam.. No one really wins.. I’m starting to think it’s just a way to see how many people plays and spend their money.. I think that the winning names mentioned in the winning section is made up to make up believe people are winning when in reality the only winners here is “lottery! Not us whom purchase these tickets can’t even win a ticket back! Hmm, I hope a class action law suit comes up regarding this lottery fraud! Yes, I think it’s false advertisement to keep track! Lotto is not holding their end by giving back to the schools as they’re suppose to. I think it’s just time to go vegas I know I’ll win some of my money back

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    • I think same way exactly 💯 I submitted many times 500 tickets a month and never ever won shit so lately I thought bout it and I’m 💯 it’s huge BS and names are made up

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      • Same here summited 500 tickets this month and nothing!! Scammers!!

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  34. The 2nd chance lottery is the biggest scam since I’ve started playing this shit.

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  35. California “2nd Chance Lottery.”
    We are 100% convinced that the “2nd Chance Lottery” is a SCAM. My family and I have scanned the codes for non-winning Scratcher Cards, $5 Fantasy 5 tickets, and Superlotto tickets religiously FOR YEARS.
    If you look at the winners who are posted every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, you find that MOST of the time the winners are the same people or people who are located in certain parts of the state.
    The California Lottery claims the 2nd Chance Winners are “randomly selected by a stand-alone draw machine/computer.” If the same people are winning over and over again, the selection process is NOT “random.” The selection process…in my opinion is most likely biased, preferential, and selective; Therefore NOT random. If I had to guess, I would bet that the people who are winning these particular games are either family and/or friends of people who work for the California State Lottery. PEOPLE ARE PISSED. How many times does one have to scan these codes before even winning a little bit of money?

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  36. don’t buy California scratchers with $10, $20, and $30 all are looser except few free tickets

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  37. Haven’t won in any form in 5 years not even a free ticket but Pelosi’s nephew our governor are sure sitting pretty it’s not a republic anymore it’s a communist playground

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  38. RE: “California 2nd Chance Lottery.”

    We are 100% convinced that the “2nd Chance Lottery” is a SCAM. My family and I have scanned the codes for non-winning Scratcher Cards, $5 Fantasy 5 tickets, and Superlotto tickets religiously FOR YEARS.

    If you look at the winners who are posted every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, you find that MOST of the time the winners are the same people or people who are located in certain parts of the state.

    The California Lottery claims the 2nd Chance Winners are “randomly selected by a stand-alone draw machine/computer.” If the same people are winning over and over again, the selection process is NOT “random.” The selection process…in my opinion is most likely biased, preferential, and selective; Therefore NOT random. If I had to guess, I would bet that the people who are winning these particular games are either family and/or friends of people who work for the California State Lottery. PEOPLE ARE PISSED. How many times does one have to scan these codes before even winning a little bit of money?

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  39. Biggest piece of shit year & lottery tickets 2020….are straight up all losers… I spent 200 on 2020 $20 tickets & guess what I won 1 ticket back & $20…They are so fixed…Gavin McGruesome you should be ashamed of yourself you prick!

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  40. You must work for the lottery Right? State tax 0% of 0% winning, they are blocking numbers and fixing games. Bought all 6 game tickets three different games had same power # and all had two sequential numbers this has been going on for six weeks now. And if you submit any idea they have keep the rights to your idea. Going to leave ca and no more lotto played 596.00 f2019 winnings 16.00/10 replays and o yeah a bunch of second chance stuff that’s all bs. Done with the American corporate gangsters games and bs prizes they offer that all manipulated. Thanks again Mr Lopes

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  41. 83- 100,000 tickets still available on THE BIG MONEY Scratcher, this is an old scratcher. How does CA Lottery explain this? They’re not putting the tickets out. Not fair for the people

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  42. They are scammers bought 4 tickets in a row $10 scratchers didn’t win on any of them and this isn’t the first time CA Lottery is so sketchy and scammers..

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    • Crazy – a group of five people bought whole roll of $30.. some free tickets and one $50 win. There is no money in pool. It is fake. Lottery claims one or two big winners in the game if true winner then it could be any where in California so they is zero change to win big and rest are free tickets.. so don’t waste your money

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  43. Amazing supposedly the lottery has raised 1 .7 billion for schools, what schools? And what exactly have they done for the schools? They have way too many scratchers and all are over priced. With mega and power ball all revenues are shared yet the tax structure is not the same not shared. The fact that they changed the payment methods has know completely sucked up any future, and the lottery commission doesn’t know anything about gaming at all, there more like a city council and we all know how that works! I would suggest major changes with this lottery system we have because it isn’t working for the commonwealth, it’s only working for those who are running it? The worst is if you ask a question they just give a bunch of smoke and mirrors exactly like the senators and congressmen. They have sold out every American that is an American. It is completely a illusion. My advice is to boycott the lottery until they can be accountable for their actions. It is supposed to be a two street not a one way street? But it’s ok if we die for our country though right. Just save your money so you can buy the things you want and need because there aren’t really any winners of the lottery once they fixed it to there advantage. How much of our money do they need to take away from us will be enough? Thought we fought the British for freedom, but know we are doing worse to our selves than they did to us.
    God bless America right or is that even true?

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  44. California lottery SUCKS! We hit the power ball on Nov 2….here it is Jan 6th and still have yet to collect our winnings. Sooo sketchy…I’m about ready to hire a lawyer to sue the state of California for breach of contract. This is complete BULLSHIT. We won it, fair and square and the state of California continues to find bullshit excuses to not pay us. Typical California Crap.

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  45. The new website is ugly and a navigational mess. It was designed for mobile users and totally ignored the millions of lottery players that do not rely on mobile for web access.

    When you first open the site, you get a screen that’s filled with a clutter of images and the results for 3 games (MegaMillions, SuperLotto, PowerBall). To find the other draw games you have to click on a small blue box at the right edge of the screen. The lucky retailers feature is also gone.

    The random images of people are meant to advertise how fun and “inclusive” the lottery is, but it’s annoying to see them plastered on every game page. The old website design may have been plain, but it was functional and quick to use — the new one is not.

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  46. Daily Derby jackpot is rolling over 1M for one week straight without no winner. is this a good example of rigging of lottery draw? Jackpot is worth near 500,000. I have zero faith and trust in CA lottery.

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  47. Review for the new website is that it is bad, confusing. Someone thought they were making it better. could you not leave it simple. Maybe your trying to get people to buy more tickets, I myself dislike the changes. A test, three hundred 5 dollar tickets at one time, yielded about 250.00 back. no hundred dollar winners just ticket exchange and 5 winner 20 winners. Have played the lotto for years one or two numbers, obviously there are winners. Maybe spreading the winnings a bit more could be encouraging on the tickets. Dee

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  48. If your paying 20.00 or 30.00 for a ticket then the min prize should be no less than 100.00..I mean it should be against the law too give u a break even ticket if your spending that much…getting a break even ticket especially if its a 30.00 ticket defeats the purpose…I’m sick of all the small prizes…its no fun getting a break even ticket..Please loosen tickets and print more hundred dollar winners…the poor are getting poorer and the rich are getting richer…the scratch tickets need to be loosened up big time…people are gonna stop buying them altogether if they don’t. Please bring back max a millions..that was my all time favorite ticket…

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  49. The lotto has been played by friends n family for years noones won check utube where r the large winners supposedly all going to school not back to public at all we are all broke they never let us win anything they have provided nothin but false hope anger depression and broken homes to me stay away from the lotto trash!

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  50. One two and three dollar scratchers a total rip-off. Save your money and go to a casino period at one time you could win a lot the one two and three dollar scratchers. Once they started to raise the price to five ten and 20 dollars. People started to lose continually on scratchers. They want you to spend more money, once they got you hooked. No thanks the average household doesn’t have the kind of money two-way spy Cannon play on a scratcher 510 + $20 on a scratcher. Give it up and buy yourself something you really want you save a lot of money by not buying them

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    • Yes, I believe that the whole thing is a scam, I feel sorry for those stupid people who play the same numbers for years because those numbers are already set aside by these thieves.

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  51. Rip off… Played. 25 games and no winners, only got 2 numbers and one time 3 numbers for $3. Changed to different numbers and 1st game all 5 of previous numbers came up.. Isn’t the first time this has happened. This game is rigged, their computers know what numbers you pick and make sure they don’t have to pay out too much.. This site won’t accept a bad rating.. Am I supprised?

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  52. Love all the different lotteries and even better the fact anyone can play. Quite a selection including some daily lotteries and the usual big ones. I’m trying out the California SuperLotto Plus. One thing – I think California has changed the rules now and there is only federal withholding tax, not state.

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California Lottery Exposed — Spice Up Your Life!

California Lottery Review

Wouldn’t it be nice to get CA lottery tickets online? After all, so many states have finally decided to launch their official websites and apps dedicated to that very “innovative” feature.

Is California one of these pioneers?

We will find the answer by reviewing the state’s official lottery website – CALottery.com.

While the site’s design is a little bit dusty, it could still have a lot to offer. This review will check out the functionalities, the opportunities, and how lottery enthusiasts can benefit from CALottery.com.

Games at California Lottery Online

Let’s start by answering the most important question first. Does California State Lottery offer an online ticket buying option? Unfortunately, the answer is no.

The only thing you can do right now through the website and the app is to check your numbers to see if your paper ticket slip has won you anything.

As far as games go, California has so much to offer that the lack of an online ticket buying option is a major pity.

CA Lottery Powerball and CA Lottery Mega Millions are the two contenders for the state’s most prominent game. Cal Super Lotto is also there, reaching the top for the most popular Californian lottery games.

In California, you can choose among a couple of other smaller draw-style lotteries like Fantasy 5, Daily 3, Daily 4, Daily Derby, and Hot Spot. It’s such a pity that you can access these games only if you are in the state. Let’s hope that laws will change soon, but the situation isn’t that very optimistic. The US has some pretty rigid rules about how lottery games can be played. Unfortunately, online ticket purchases are still not that widely accepted on a regional level.

CA Lottery and Claiming Your Prizes

Since you cannot buy lottery tickets online or through California Lottery apps, you will also have to claim prizes in person. It doesn’t matter if you’ve won one of the regular draw-style games or additional opportunities like California Lottery Second Chance. The procedure is always going to be the same.

For most CA Lottery draw games and scratch off lotteries, smaller sums can be claimed immediately at any retail location of preference. This rule applies to prizes of up to 600 dollars.

If you win larger prizes, you will need to visit a Lottery District Office in California.

The only difference is that a claim form will have to be filled out, and the claim form differs for regular games and Second Chance.

Keep in mind that if you win anything in California, you’ll have to agree to a public disclosure clause. That means your identity will not be protected, and you’ll lack the opportunity to remain anonymous.

Who Can Play at Cali Lottery?

You probably already have an idea about this one, don’t you? It doesn’t matter if you want to play draw-style games or CA scratchers. You have to be on the state’s territory, and you also have to visit one of the numerous retail venues to get your tickets.

There is absolutely no way to participate if you’re out of state or out of the country. Some lotteries like Powerball and Mega Millions are being offered by international online lottery agencies. For the strictly California-based games, however, you will have no chance to partake from a distance.

If you are in California and want to play the lottery, you have to be aged 18 or older to buy tickets.

Who’s Behind California Lottery Online?

The California Lottery website and the mobile app are created by the actual company behind organizing lottery games and distributing prizes.

The California State Lottery was set up in 1984 after the passing of the California State Lottery Act. Since 2005, the California State Lottery has been offering national games like Mega Millions (it became the 12th jurisdiction to start offering the game). Initially, California did not want to offer Powerball to locals but eventually, it was launched in 2013.

As you can see, it takes some time for certain new things to get adopted in California (which makes us hopeful for the future introduction of online playing).

Right now, you can buy tickets the old-fashioned way without worrying about being scammed.

Other Bits and Pieces

We don’t have too much to talk about since California Lottery offers virtually no digital services to its clients.

Even now, when social distancing is being recommended, there seem to be no plans for the quick change of the way lottery tickets are sold.

We haven’t talked too much about the California Lottery app, so let’s briefly pinpoint some of its key characteristics.

The app is only good for scanning tickets to find if you’ve won anything, entering Second Chance draws (after you have bought an actual ticket elsewhere), checking winning numbers, finding a nearby lottery retailer, and seeing the latest Second Chance promotions.

This may seem like a good start (and it would have been back in 2000). Still, there’s quite a lot missing in terms of convenience and digital service provision. Given that it is going digital’s become so simple in this day and age, there really is no excuse.

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The Bottom Line at California Lottery

The final verdict is this – if you live in California, you will be missing out on opportunities that are already available in other states. You cannot purchase lottery tickets online, and we don’t know how long it would take for the situation to change.

Let’s end this review by summarizing the key advantages and disadvantages of the California Lottery.

Pros:

An official state lottery operator that is working under California laws

There are both a website and an app dedicated to the lottery

You can enter Second Chance draws through the mobile app

Lots of additional information is available

Cons:

California does not allow the online selling of lottery tickets

You have to physically be in California to buy tickets and participate in games

You have to claim prizes in person

So there you have it. We will update you as soon as the situation changes, but currently, the California Lottery website is way behinds what other state digital portals have to offer.

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