Current Jackpot: $20,000,000
How to Buy California Lottery Tickets Online
California is one of the best places in the world to live when it comes to claiming top lottery prizes ever won. Marvin and Mae Acosta from Chino Hills, California, were one of the three winners of the history's biggest lottery prize-$1.586 billion (Powerball), which was drawn on Jan. 13, 2016.
Three years earlier, a lucky delivery driver from East San Jose area, Steve Tran became one of the two winners of the $648 million (Mega Millions) jackpot. Guess what Tran told his boss the next morning? "I'm really sorry, boss. I hit the jackpot. I don't think I'm going to come in today, tomorrow, or ever." It must have made Steve's boss a little more bearable for the day.
Also, eleven co-workers in Santa Clara, California, have shared $543 million Mega Millions jackpot in July 2018, the state's largest prize ever won in a single ticket.
One year later, a single ticket, sold in San Diego, claimed another, $530 million Mega Millions jackpot. That came with a cash option payout of $345.2 million, officials said. Just think about it, somebody in California, and you might have come across him another day, has added half a billion dollars to their bank account. Not too bad for a few dollars' investment.
Another winner of one of the largest lottery jackpots in history was Jeff Lindsay of Menifee. Jeff and his family claimed $447.8 million Powerball jackpot in California Lottery headquarters in June 2017. "We are obviously thrilled with this tremendous stroke of good luck and are still getting our arms around what it means for us," shared Lindsay in his statement. His jackpot was then the seventh-largest in Powerball history and the 10th largest in U.S. history.
Raymond Buxton, a retiree from Milpitas, a small town about 40 miles southeast of San Francisco, claimed $425.3 million Powerball prize in February 2014. After realising that he won the largest jackpot ever won in California those days - Buxton said he could barely speak. "'Unbelievable!' was all I could muster," Buxton said to the lottery officials. "I sat in front of the computer for hours in disbelief, frequently checking and rechecking the numbers across multiple sources. Once the initial shock passed, I couldn't sleep for days," he added.
In August 2009, one of the two lucky winners of the $333 million Mega Millions jackpot picked the golden lottery ticket up in San Gabriel, Calif. The ticket was worth $166.5 million.
In November 2005, Bob Guerzon, Kathy Jones, Joyce Onori, Jennifer Habib, Mariza Cuya, Brenda Heller and Katie Lynn Juergens hit the $315 million Mega Millions jackpot after participating in an office pool for the first time. Each lottery player contributed $3 toward the purchase of the ticket. Dubbed the "Lucky 7," they went for the lump-sum payouts of more than $20 million each after claiming the second-largest then lottery jackpot in the American history.
With so many opportunities around why not getting yourself a chance?
How to Buy California Lottery Tickets
Lottery tickets may be purchased at any of the 21,000 plus retailer locations throughout the state, or you can purchase tickets online.
The internet has made it possible to get your name in the hat with chances to win some of the fabulous prizes in the California Lottery without ever even leaving home! You can play the California Lottery online, and the site will send an agent to purchase the tickets of your choice. These tickets will be kept in a secure place until the drawing. Most sites notify winners right after the draw.
As with almost anything else in the world, there can be scammers. So choose a reputable website if you want to buy lottery tickets online. Play smart and enjoy the game.
So what are you waiting for? Get online and buy a ticket for California Lottery!
Who knows? Your name might soon be in the headlines as the next big winner of the California Lottery!
Playing the lottery is fun and exciting, and the California Lottery is one of the most popular lotto games in the country. For many people, winning the lottery offers the only way to get rich quick and is well worth spending a dollar or two for a chance to hit a big jackpot.
The California Lottery was begun in November of 1984 with the passing of Proposition 37, the California State Lottery Act. Since that time, it has had many happy winners!
This lottery offers a variety of games, including draws and scratch-off tickets. The SuperLotto Plus, for instance, is a perennial favourite with players from all around the globe.
What Happens to Money Made From the California Lottery?
The California State Lottery Act provides that a minimum of 34% of revenues collected from the lottery be spent on funding public education. Billions of dollars have found their way into the state's public school systems to help supplement funding and make additional and much-needed educational resources available.
The California State Lottery Act also specifies that not less than 50% of lottery revenue be returned to the public in the form of lottery prizes. The remainder of the revenue from the California Lottery is allocated this way: A maximum of 16 percent spent on administrative expenses of operating the lottery, with 6.9 percent on retailer commissions and bonuses, 3.4 percent for operating expenses and 2.9 percent for game costs.
How long do you have to claim your winnings?
You must claim your prize within 180 days of the draw or the announced, official end of the game. If the 180th day should fall on a weekend or a state holiday, then the final claim date is extended to the next business day.