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The California Lottery offers the residents of the state of California and its visitors many exciting lottery games to choose from. The California Lottery offers six lottery games (Daily 3, Daily Derby, Fantasy 5, Hot Spot, Mega-Millions and Super Lotto Plus), scratchers and even has a game show, The Big Spin TV show, which has an amazing three million dollar ($3 million) grand prize. Players must be at least eighteen (18) years old to participate in California Lottery gaming.
The Daily 3 Lotto Game
The California Daily 3 lottery is a pari-mutuel game where the number of players determines the prize pool results and the cash prize is split between the lotto winners relative to the amount played. The more lotto players in a game the larger the prize pool. Daily 3 lottery tickets are one dollar ($1) per play and players can play their chosen numbers for up to fourteen (14) consecutive drawings. Drawings are held twice daily. Be sure to check for winning number results.
How to Play: Daily 3 lotto players begin by purchasing a ticket at their local California lottery retailer. Players can either get a Quick Pick where the computer chooses the numbers or the player can choose three numbers from zero to nine and a playstyle (straight, box or straight/box). Note: If the player does not choose a playstyle, the computer will automatically choose a straight playstyle.
A straight playstyle requires that the three numbers chosen by the player be drawn in the same order to win. A box playstyle allows the player two chances to win. Either you can match all three digits in any order or match two numbers, one of them in duplicate. Straight/box playstyle allows the player to win with a straight or box match. Note however that by choosing straight/box playstyle, the amount played is split between the two playstyles and the winnings are respectively smaller proportionately.
The odds of a player winning with a straight playstyle are one in one thousand (1:1,000). The odds of a player winning playing a box playstyle, matching two numbers and one of them in duplicate are one in three hundred and thirty-three (1:333). The odds of a player winning playing a box playstyle and matching all three numbers in any order are one in one hundred and sixty-seven (1:167).
California Daily Derby Lotto Game
The Daily Derby is California Lotteries horse racing themed game. Daily Derby players select three horses and the order they will finish (first, second or third). Players then select the last three digits of the final race time, which is the time it took the first place horse to complete the race. The race time format is from one minute and forty seconds to one minute and forty-nine point nine-nine seconds (1:40:00 – 1:49:99).
How to Play Daily Derby Lotto: Daily Derby lottery tickets are two dollars ($2) per play and players can play up to fourteen (14) plays in advance. Daily Derby drawings are held daily at 6:35 pm pacific standard time.
Daily Derby players have many chances to win. Daily Derby players can match Trifecta (first, second and third place) and Race Time to win the grand prize. The odds of winning the grand prize are one in one million, three hundred and twenty thousand (1:1,320,000) An Exacta match is where only the first and second place horses are correct. The odds of an Exacta are one in one hundred and forty-seven (1:147). Daily Derby players can match only the first place horse only. The odds of matching only the first place horse are one in thirteen point two (1:13.2). Players can also match the race time only. The odds of matching the race time only are one in one thousand and one (1:1,001).
Cash prize amounts are relative to the number of players and the number of winners.
California Fantasy 5 Lotto Game
The Fantasy 5 lottery game is another exciting game offered by The California Lottery. In this lotto game, players pick and match five (5) numbers and can win more than five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000). The top cash prize starts at fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) and grows until a lucky player wins.
How to Play California Fantasy 5 Lotto: Fantasy 5 lotto players must choose five (5) numbers from one thru thirty-nine (1-39). If a player matches all five numbers, they win the grand prize, which starts at fifty thousand dollars ($50,000)! The odds of a player matching all five numbers are one in five hundred and seventy-five thousand, seven hundred and fifty-seven (1:575,757). If a player matches three or four out of five numbers in Fantasy 5, they can win also. The cash prize amount depends on the number of players and the number of winners. The odds of matching four out of five numbers are one in three thousand, three hundred and eighty-seven (1:3,387). The odds of a player matching three out of five numbers are one in one hundred and three (1:103). Players who match two out of the five numbers are eligible for a free replay. All the player must do is redeem the ticket at any one of over eighteen thousand (18,000) California Lottery retailers across the state of California for a free Fantasy 5 quick pick. The odds of winning a free replay are one in ten (1:10). Overall odds of a player winning playing Fantasy 5 are one in nine (1:9).
Players must be at least eighteen years old to participate in California Lottery Gaming. Winning tickets must be redeemed within one hundred and eighty days from the date of the drawing. Winning tickets under six hundred dollars ($600) may be redeemed at any California Lottery retailer. All cash prizes above six hundred dollars must be claimed directly from the California Lottery by filling out a claim form and mailing it and the winning ticket to the California Lottery.
When Fantasy 5 lotto players purchase five dollars ($5) of plays on the same Fantasy 5 lottery ticket, the player automatically receives one entry form coupon good for a chance to appear on The Big Spin TV Show where they will have a chance to win up to one hundred and fifty thousand dollars ($150,000) playing the Fantasy 5 Dream Machine game. The coupon received from the California Lottery retailer at the time of purchase must be mailed (one per envelope please) to the California Lottery where it will be entered into the drawing. Players will be notified if their coupon has been chosen.
California Hot Spot Lotto Game
Hot Spot lottery players have many chances to win. Hot Spot also has drawings every five minutes, everyday.
How to Play Hot Spot Lotto Game: To play the Hot Spot lottery game, players must mark on their playslip, which can be obtained at any California Lottery retailer, the spots (sets of numbers) to play. Players can choose to play two (2), three (3), four (4), five (5) or eight (8) spots. Hot Spot players must then choose the numbers. Numbers are chosen from one thru eighty (1-80). Players can have the computer randomly select the numbers by choosing Quick Pick.
Hot Spot players can wager one dollar ($1), two dollars ($2), three dollars ($3), four dollars ($4), five dollars ($5), ten dollars ($10) or twenty dollars ($20) per play, per drawing.
California Hot Spot Bulls-Eye: The Hot Spot lotto game has an added bonus feature called Bulls-Eye. By choosing Bulls-Eye on the playslip, lotto players can potentially win even larger cash prizes. Bulls-Eye is only available on the two (2) thru five (5) spots, not the eight (8) spot. The Bulls-Eye feature costs one extra dollar ($1) per dollar wagered. In example, if a player wagers three dollars ($3) and chooses to play the Bulls-Eye feature, the ticket will cost six dollars ($6).
When the Hot Spot lottery winning numbers are drawn, one of the lucky numbers is the Bulls-Eye number. If any of the players Hot Spot lotto numbers match the Bulls-Eye number, the player wins the Bulls-Eye.
The cash prize totals depend on the number of lottery players and the number of winners that split the lotto winnings. Of course, the winning lotto number results determine this.
A Hot Spot lotto players odds of matching eight out of eight of the numbers drawn when playing an Eight (8) spot are 1:230,115. The odds of matching seven (7) out of eight (8) numbers drawn are 1:6,232. The odds of a lotto player matching six (6) of eight (8) numbers are 1:423. The odds of matching five (5) of the numbers are 1:55. The odds of matching none (0) of the numbers are 1:11. The overall odds of winning on the Eight (8) Spot lottery game are 1:9.2.
California Hot Spot lottery game players who play a Five (5) Spot have 1:10.3 overall odds of winning. The player has an overall odds of 1:6.94 of matching the Bulls-Eye number when playing a Five (5) Spot. The odds of matching five (5) of five (5) numbers when playing a Five (5) Spot are 1:1,551. A players odds of matching four (4) out of five (5) numbers are 1:83. The odds of a Hot Spot lottery player matching four (4) numbers plus the Bulls-Eye are 1:6,202. A Hot Spot players odds of matching three (3) of the five (5) numbers are 1:12. The Odds of the player matching three (3) numbers and the Bulls-Eye are 1:413. When playing a Five (5) Spot, the odds of matching two (2) numbers plus the Bulls-Eye are 1:79. The odds of matching one (1) number and the Bulls-Eye are 1:37 and the odds of matching only the Bulls-Eye are one in forty-nine (1:49).
Odds are 1:3.9 that a player will win when playing a 4 Spot. The players’ odds are 1:3.56 that a player will win with the Bulls-Eye. The odds of matching three (3) numbers and the Bulls-Eye are 1:1,632. The odds of matching four (4) out of four (4) numbers are 1:326. The players’ odds of matching two (2) of the four (4) numbers plus the Bulls-Eye are 1:154. The odds of just matching two (2) of the four (4) numbers are one in five (1:5). The odds of a player matching just one (1) of the numbers and the Bulls-Eye are one in forty-seven (1:47) and one in forty-six (1:46) of matching only the Bulls-Eye.
Three (3) Spot lotto players’ overall odds of winning are one in six-point-six (1:6.6). Hot Spot players who choose the Bulls-Eye feature, have overall odds of 1:5.74 of winning a cash prize. In 3 Spot play, the odds of matching two (2) numbers plus the Bulls-Eye are 1:481. The odds of matching three (3) numbers are one in seventy-two (1:72). Three (3) Spot Hot Spot players odds of matching one (1) number plus the Bulls-Eye are also one in seventy-two (1:72). As in Four (4) Spot, matching the Bulls-Eye only, playing a Three (3) Spots’ odds are one in forty-six (1:46).
California Hot Spot lottery players who choose a 2 Spot play have overall odds of winning of 1:16.6. Two (2) Spot players who choose to play the Bulls-Eye have the odds of 1:12.6. The odds of matching one (1) number and the Bulls-Eye in Two (2) Spot play are one in one hundred and sixty-six (1:166). The odds of matching both of the numbers drawn are 1:16.6 and the odds of matching the Bulls-eye only are one in fifty-three (1:53).
Cash prizes must be claimed within one hundred and eighty (180) days of the date of the drawing. The California Lottery requires that all participants be at least eighteen (18) years of age.
California Mega-Millions Lotto
California Mega-Millions lottery is a multi-state, mega-jackpot lottery game that can be played in twelve (12) different states. When the winning number results are announced, lucky players can win a huge cash prize jackpot in a minimum amount of twelve million dollars ($12 million). Cash prize results like that are what keeps so many lotto players in the game.
To learn more about what the lottery relults mean, the prize structure and the winning odds, you can read the multi-state Mega Millions lotto article.
California SuperLotto Plus Lottery Game
Super Lotto Plus is California's hottest game and with a starting lotto jackpot of seven million bucks ($7 million) it's no wonder. SuperLotto Plus tickets only cost one dollar ($1) and it's very simple to play.
To learn more about how to play SuperLotto Plus, the odds of winning and drawing times you can refer to the SuperLotto Plus information page.
In one fast and easy transaction, California Lottery players can ask for a “California Combo” and for ten dollars ($10), will receive two (2) five dollar ($5) Quick Picks. One (1) five dollar ($5) Quick Pick for the multi-state Mega-Millions lottery and one (1) five dollar ($5) quick Pick for California’s own SuperLotto Plus. Never has playing two different lotteries at the same time been so simple.
The Big Spin TV Game Show
The California Lottery has its own Television Game Show. It’s The Big Spin TV Game Show, of course. Packing a whopping three million dollar ($3 million) grand prize, it’s California’s hottest television game show.
The Big Spin features a new and exciting game called Aces High. Aces High takes the place of California Gold, which was the previous game on The Big Spin.
Aces High has three (3) rounds, the first of which begins with ten (10) players. These ten (10) players compete in round one for the two (2) spots reserved for the second round. The ten (10) Aces High players are dealt a card containing a cash prize ranging from one thousand, seven hundred and fifty dollars ($1,750) to four thousand dollars ($4,000) or one (1) of only two (2) aces.
The two (2) lucky Aces High players with the aces advance to the second round where they will compete for the chance at winning the three million dollar ($3 million) grand prize. With the best possible hand being a four of a kind, the two remaining players face-off. The player with the lowest hand wins five thousand dollars ($5,000). The winner advances to the third round.
The third and final round presents the player with the opportunity to spin the wheel for a chance of winning a top cash prize of three million dollars ($3 million).
The Big Spin TV Show is hosted by Maiquel Alejo and Pat Finn and is aired on Saturdays. Check local listings for TV stations and showtimes.
California Lottery players who purchase five dollars ($5) of plays on one (1) Fantasy 5 play ticket will automatically receive a coupon good for one entry form for the Big Spin TV Game Show and a chance to play in the Fantasy 5 Dream Machine segment of the show. Contestants on The Fantasy 5 Dream Machine segment of the show can win as much as one hundred and fifty thousand dollars ($150,000).
Players who purchase the one-dollar ($1) scratcher ticket, The Big Spin, also have a chance of being on The Big Spin TV Game Show.
California Scratcher Lottery Games
California residents, as well as visitors can enjoy the many exciting Scratcher Games offered by the California Lottery. The California Lottery has Scratcher Lottery tickets starting at only one dollar ($1). There are two-dollar ($2) Scratcher Games as well as three dollar ($3) and five dollar ($5) games. Scratcher games are fun and exciting because you can instantly win anywhere from one dollar ($1) to millions of dollars! Scratcher games come in may different and exciting playstyles and themes resulsting in endless fun. Try them all!
At any time there are at least twenty (20) one-dollar ($1) scratcher lotto games active, including The Big Spin Scratcher. There are at least eighteen (18) two dollar ($2) and three dollar ($3) Scratcher tickets active at any given time as well as a couple of five dollar ($5) games.
According to State and Federal laws and regulations, you must be at least eighteen (18) years of age to purchase Scratchers or collect winnings.
Lotto Cash Prize Payment Options
Cash prizes under six hundred dollars ($600) may be claimed at any of the more than eighteen thousand (18,000) California Lottery Retailers.
Cash prizes of six hundred dollars ($600) or more must be claimed at the California Lottery Office, either in person during business hours or by mail.
Large jackpot cash prizes have the option of being paid out in twenty-six annual (26 yrs) payments. Payments in one lump sum are approximately forty-five to fifty-five percent (45%-55%) of the jackpot amount.
To learn more about current events relating to the California Lottery and estimated jackpot amounts, be sure to regularly check out the California Lottery home page at www.Calottery.com