Lottery COVID-19 Updates
Effective April 9, 2021: Lottery District Offices are open to the public for the secure contactless acceptance of drop-off claims or by pre-scheduled appointments for in-person services.
Plan your visit and schedule your appointment here. Please note the processing time for claims may be delayed due to necessary observance of social distancing guidelines and procedures. Procedures have been implemented at all District Offices to maximize health and safety for everyone.
January 29, 2021: Lottery District Offices Are Open for Claim Drop-off
California Lottery District Offices are now open to the public for the secure acceptance of drop-off claims. We are only accepting completed claim forms for drop-off and procedures have been implemented at all District Offices to maximize health and safety for everyone. Plan your visit to Lottery District Offices by following the requirements here.
April 3, 2020: Mega Millions® Game Update
The Mega Millions Consortium has adjusted the game’s starting jackpot and will determine the amounts of subsequent starting jackpots and jackpot increases on a drawing-by-drawing basis. The changes are in direct response to slowing sales during the current global COVID-19 pandemic.
The starting jackpot and the rate at which the jackpot increases will be established based on game sales and interest rates, with no fixed minimum amount. These changes are expected to remain in effect for the foreseeable future. Please check the California Lottery website, mobile app, and retail signage for the most up-to-date jackpot amounts. The game matrix, odds and $2 price point remain the same.
March 30, 2020: Lottery Headquarters Temporarily Closed
Lottery Headquarters are temporarily closed to the public. Viewing the nightly draw in person will not be possible until further notice.
March 27, 2020: Powerball® Game Update
Due to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, the national Powerball Product Group has taken additional steps to ensure that ticket sales can support the Powerball jackpot and lower-tier prizes. Minimum starting jackpot amounts and minimum jackpot increases have been eliminated. Future jackpots will instead be determined by sales and the estimated amount for each draw will be advertised as usual.
These changes are expected to remain in effect for the foreseeable future. Please check the California Lottery website, mobile app, and retail signage for the most up-to-date jackpot amounts. The game matrix, odds and $2 price point remain the same.