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How to Avoid Lottery Scams

SCAM artists are getting even more creative in trying to rip you off. Several new tricks involve bogus claims that you have won a prize.

CA Lottery's Donna Cordova reveals the con and explains how to avoid falling victim.

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Consumer Protection & Security

Promoting and ensuring the integrity, security, honesty, and fairness of the operation and administration of the Lottery

Security & Law Enforcement

The Security/Law Enforcement Division is a professional law enforcement organization recognized by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) since January 1989. California Government Code section 8880.38 defines the responsibility of the Deputy Director of the Security/Law Enforcement Division and its role in the overall operation of the Lottery.

MISSION STATEMENT OF THE SECURITY/LAW ENFORCEMENT DIVISION

  • Promote and ensure integrity, security, honesty, and fairness of the operation and administration of the California State Lottery.
  • Protect the assets of the California State Lottery (both human and physical) while ensuring that the highest level of efficiency, effectiveness and fairness is delivered to our retailers and players.
  • Provide the highest level of law enforcement service to prevent and reduce crime committed against the Lottery.