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California Lottery

In 1984, Californians voted in favor of establishing the California Lottery. By October of the next year, Scratchers were available for purchase, and the inaugural draw for the Lotto game took place in 1986.

By California legislation, 87% of the lottery revenues are designated for prizes and funding state education.

In 2005, the California Lottery expanded to include Mega Millions. Its debut draw was hosted in Hollywood with a starting jackpot of $15 million. The anticipation was palpable as Californians lined up early to buy tickets. Today, Mega Millions remains a fan favorite among the state's lottery offerings.

Come 2013, Powerball was introduced to Californians with its first draw on April 10. Beyond these, California boasts five exclusive state lottery games, one of which is the horse racing-inspired Daily Derby.

  • Are winnings from the California Lottery subjected to taxes?

    For lottery winnings surpassing $5,000, the California Lottery retains a portion for federal tax purposes. For a deeper dive, refer to the Tax Information section. Depending on your total yearly earnings and tax obligations, you might also need to account for state and local income taxes.
  • How much time is given to claim my lottery winnings?

    For the majority of California Lottery games, winners get a 180-day window from the date of the draw to stake their claim. However, for Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots, you're allotted a full year to claim your reward.
  • Where are California Lottery proceeds allocated?

    For every dollar that lottery participants spend, 95 cents are directed towards supporting public education, compensating retailers, and awarding prizes.
  • What should I do if my ticket goes missing or gets stolen?

    Once a lottery ticket is lost or taken, it cannot be replaced. It's advisable to store them securely. Putting your signature on your ticket can serve as proof of ownership if it ever goes astray.
  • Which lottery games are available in California?

    In California, you have options like Daily Derby, Powerball, Mega Millions, SuperLotto Plus, Fantasy 5, Daily 3, and Daily 4 to play.
  • What's the minimum age requirement to participate in the California Lottery?

    Participants need to be at least 18 years of age.
  • Is it possible to keep my identity hidden if I win a lottery reward?

    Unfortunately, no. Details such as your name, where the ticket was purchased, the date of the game, and the amount you've won are preserved in public documentation. However, before staking your claim on substantial winnings, it's advisable to seek legal counsel. There might be an option to claim your prize via a trust, which could help maintain your privacy.
  • Is it possible to purchase lottery tickets ahead of time?

    Indeed, you have the option to buy tickets for successive draws in advance. For more specifics, please refer to our Advanced Draws section.
  • Is it possible to buy tickets online or over the phone?

    Regrettably, tickets are only available for purchase through authorized dealers.