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What California Lottery Game is Tonight?

The California Lottery gives players an opportunity to win incredible prizes while supporting state education. Since its establishment in 1984, the lottery has raised over $26.6 billion for schools throughout California since voter approval of Scratch-off games and Lotto draws began the following year. Since then Mega Millions and Powerball have also joined Mega Lotteries’ portfolio. Plus California’s Daily Derby makes up one more state-exclusive lottery game! Operating without general funds, 87% of revenue goes directly back to prize winners and state education alike!

What California Lottery Game Are We Playing Tonight

One of the most lucrative California Lottery games are Scratchers – scratch-offs known by their acronym in California – available from authorized retailers for between $1 and $20. These instant-win games provide multiple prize tiers and jackpots which correspond directly with ticket price; lower-priced Scratchers may provide smaller prizes while higher priced tickets come with bigger ones as well as some offering a 2nd Chance draw for extra prizes!

Powerball and Mega Millions are two of the most acclaimed California Lottery games, each offering an amazing top prize worth millions of dollars. Both also provide multiple secondary prize tiers with frequent rollovers for additional chances to win big! Players can purchase tickets for these games online, through participating retailers and at the official California Lottery website.

The California Lottery app gives users access to numerous features, including checking winning numbers and jackpots as well as customizing notifications and receiving personalized alerts about their favorite games. Users can download it either through Apple’s App Store or Google Play and can also locate a list of official retailers.

Loss-Proof Claim for California Lottery Prizes Claiming winnings from the California Lottery is relatively straightforward. Winners have 180 days from the date of a draw in which they were victorious to claim their prize; prizes under $599 can be collected at any licensed lottery retailer, while prizes over $5,000 must be claimed via mail. Winners should submit valid identification documentation and a completed Winner Claim Form so their winnings are distributed correctly.

Taxes on California Lottery Winnings

Lottery players in California must pay federal taxes on their winnings at 24% for U.S. citizens and residents and 30% for non-U.S. citizens/non-residents. Fortunately, state taxes do not apply in this instance.