Hello and welcome to California Lottery News. I’m Russ Lopez. Hi everybody, I’m Donna Cordova. Here we share things you might not see on
your local news. You know, we’ve actually had some pretty nice wins over the last couple of weeks. Did you know we pay out an average of more than $70 million a week in prizes? It’s not just the jackpots. Exactly. Take a look at Geovany Wave of Los Angeles on the right there. He took a selfie with the retail store owner
after winning $2 million on a Scratchers®. You know, he got that win on his lunch break! Now Northern California is lucky as well. This couple won $307,000 on a Powerball® ticket they bought at a CVS store in Richmond. John Scroggs said he got pale when his Quick Pick ticket matched 5 out of 6 numbers in the March 7 draw. Can’t say I blame the guy. And we’ve got more winner stories under the WIN tab at www.calottery.com. Perhaps you will be one of our next big winners. And maybe you’ll do it playing one of these new Scratchers! Our new $1 game is $25 Frenzy. You can match numbers or uncover a “25” symbol and win $25 instantly. $1,000 is the top prize. Play for up to $30,000 with the $3 game called Winning Lineup. There are two new $5 games. Power Shot Multiplier has 18 chances to win up to $100,000. $75,000 is the top prize on Mega Crossword. $10 gets you a Plus The Money scratchers. Play for up to a $1 million prize! You can learn more about how much is being paid in prizes in our annual financial reports. We’re proud to say that once again the California lottery has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. Let’s go ahead and go to Mike Bond with more on what this means for you. Mike. Now you know guys, quite a few people ask us when they buy one of our many great Lottery tickets, “Where in the world is the money going?” Well, luckily for you I have the answer! This award we got is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting. What that means is we’re laying out our
financial information in a way that’s concise and easy for you to understand. It’s complete transparency. We use graphics to help you see where the money goes …including prizes, contributions to education and even what we spend to operate the Lottery. You can see this financial report by going
to www.calottery.com Click on ABOUT US. Then look on the right side of the page, look for the Fiscal Year 2016-17 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. Donna and Russ, we encourage everybody to read it, because it shows exactly where all of the money is going. Back to you. Thanks Mike. And we invite you to join us at our Lottery
LIVE events. We host them up and down the state. You know, we just wrapped up a nice run at
LA Live. We hosted 37 events at that popular location. Players spun our famous prize wheel over 60,000 times! Make the required Lottery purchase and you can spin the wheel to win prizes. And here’s a not so secret secret. Every spot on that wheel is a win! Wow, what a deal. Click the HAPPENINGS tab at the top of our website to find our next event. We’re always adding new ones, so check it often. We also post info on our Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram pages. Alright, before we go we have a special shout out to this guy. This was Jeff Aills’ retirement party. Jeff started with the Lottery when it opened for business back in 1985. First in Sales and eventually on up to Gaming Security Manager. I asked him and Jeff said he stayed all this time because of the people and our Mission… To help support California public schools. That is the truth. Now good luck to you Jeff! Have a great retirement. You certainly have earned it. You know it. Alright, that’s it for now. Enjoy your day everybody. We’ll see you next time!