Top Jackpots

PowerBall$ 90 000 000
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Latest Winning Numbers

Mega Millions
25 Nov 2014

10
11
29
47
56
4

PowerBall
26 Nov 2014

16
17
22
46
54
35

California Super Lotto
26 Nov 2014

3
10
20
28
32
12

Euro Millions
25 Nov 2014

3
7
25
32
36
1
6

Michigan Lottery
26 Nov 2014

2
19
21
35
38
45

Florida Lotto
26 Nov 2014

13
24
25
35
36
39

New York Lottery
26 Nov 2014

8
22
38
48
50
52
21

California Super LOTTO Plus

California Super Lotto Plus Get better chances to win with CA Super Lotto. Probability to win a top prize in California Super Lotto is almost 5 times better than in Powerball and 4 times better than in Mega Millions.

California SUPER LOTTO Plus jackpots start at $7 million and have reached a record of $193 million. Winning numbers for California lottery are drawn every Wednesday and Saturday at 7:57 PM. Buy Tickets

 

HOW TO PLAY?

To play in California Super LOTTO, all you have to do is to pick six numbers from two separate pools: five numbers from 1 to 47 and one MEGA number from 1 to 27 range. Super LOTTO players may also choose to have the numbers generated randomly by the computer - called a Quickpick.

You win the jackpot by matching all six winning numbers in a drawing.

HOW MUCH DO YOU WIN?

You receive prize, if you match 3, 4, 5 or 6 numbers. The prize amount for 3 out of 6 is fixed. The 6 out of 6 jackpot prize is based on how many weeks have gone by without a winner. When there is a winner, he gets the jackpot, however, the next draw's jackpot is $4 million. The 6 out of 6 jackpot must be split equally between all winning ticket holders. A lottery pool that jointly purchases a single ticket is treated as one ticket holder.

FACTS ABOUT THE SUPERLOTTO GAME:

  • The largest jackpot taken was $193 million hit in February, 2002.
  • The largest group to ever claim a CA Lotto jackpot: 56 people split a jackpot of $18.68 million, won on August 30, 1995.
  • The greatest amount won by a single ticket holder was $52 million in June 1994.
  • The smallest amount won by a single ticket holder was about $640,000, when 8 people split a $3.8 million jackpot in October 1990.
  • The average amount won by individual ticket holders is about $9 million
  • The average winning jackpot size is about $13 million.
  • When there was a winner, the lottery jackpot has been over $20 million about 15% of the total time played.
  • There is a jackpot winner on average every 2.4 draws.
  • The average number of ticket holders is 1.6 per lottery jackpot.
  • There is only one winning ticket holder about 64% of the time.

WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO?

50% covers prizes to winners
34% is transfered to public education funds
6.5% is paid as commission to retailers
3.5% covers the costs associated with running the games
6% coveres other operating expenses (i.e. overheads)

CASH VALUE OR ANNUAL PAYMENTS?

CA lottery jackpots are paid in 26 annual payments, or a player may choose the cash value payment in one lump sum.

If a winner chooses the cash value of their jackpot prize he can claim it within 60 days of the CA lotto's payment approval date. The payment option chosen will apply to all claimants in a multiple ownership claim.

Cash option claimed can be received as an amount equal to the net proceeds of the sale of bonds, purchased to fund the 26 annual payments for that prize. This will be a single lump sum payment estimated at 45% to 55% of the jackpot amount.

If you choose the annual payments option, you'll receive the CA Lotto Plus jackpot in 26 graduated annual payments.

For example, if the announced California lottery jackpot is $7 million, and you choose the annual payment option, you would receive $175,000 as the first payment (2.5% of jackpot amount). These payments would gradually increase each year until the final payment of $357,000.

 

Payment Number
Payment Schedule
As % Of Jackpot
Annual Payment
Before Taxes
($7 Million Jackpot)
1
2.5
$175,000
2
2.7
$189,000
3
2.8
$196,000
4
2.9
$203,000
5
3.0
$210,000
6
3.1
$217,000
7
3.2
$224,000
8
3.3
$231,000
9
3.4
$238,000
10
3.5
$245,000
11
3.6
$252,000
12
3.7
$259,000
13
3.8
$266,000
14
3.9
$273,000
15
4.0
$280,000
16
4.1
$287,000
17
4.2
$294,000
18
4.3
$301,000
19
4.4
$308,000
20
4.5
$315,000
21
4.6
$322,000
22
4.7
$329,000
23
4.8
$336,000
24
4.9
$343,000
25
5.0
$350,000
26
5.1
$357,000
Total
100.0%
$7,000,000

There is no state tax on Calif Lotto winnings. If you choose "Cash Value," federal tax will be withheld from your winnings at the rate of 25% for US citizens and 30% for all others. If you choose the "Annual Payment" option you will be responsible for paying federal tax on an annual basis and the rate will vary year to year.

MEASURES TAKEN TO ENSURE RANDOMNESS

The state has taken a number of steps to ensure that the numbers drawn are completely random:

  • Two draw machines are used - one is randomly selected each draw 
  • Four complete sets of balls are used - one set is randomly selected each draw 
  • Monthly, all balls are weighed to an accuracy of .001 grams and measured to ensure ball consistency.
  • Regular test draws are performed and analyzed by an independent person.
  • Actual draw data is also analyzed by the independent person to make sure no numbers are coming up more often then they should.
  • Six pre-test draws are made and if any one number is drawn more than a certain number of times, additional testing is made. If the following testing causes problems, the machine and ball set are not used for the draw.
  • All activities are taped on video so they can be examined by an independent person.
  • All draw equipment is stored in a locked room monitored by motion detectors, door alarms and video survellance. Two keys are necessary to enter the the room.



Official website of California Lottery is http://www.calottery.com