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Playing the California Instant Scratch-Off Games

Jun 7, 2008
California's Scratcher Instant games are fun to play, and best of all, they give you a chance to win lots of cash instantly! Scratch-Off games offer top prizes ranging all the way up to more than $1 million, with many other prize levels on each ticket, too. With the wide variety of games to choose from, you could play a different game every day!

Playing California Scratcher Games

Playing California Scratch off games is easy and fun! You simply read and follow play instructions on ticket. To play scratch off games, you just scratch the latex covering on your ticket with a coin to see if you have won. Game instructions are printed on the face of each ticket. Each of the Scratch-Off games will vary in price, prize structure, play style, and play instructions. Prices of tickets range from $1 to $5 and can result in winnings of more than $1 million.

What To Do When You Win

If you win a California Lottery Scratch-Off prize, you must claim your prize within 60 days of the end-of-game date. If your prize or prizes total less than $600, they can be redeemed instantly at any Lottery retailer. Tickets valued at $600 or greater must be accompanied by a Lottery claim form, available from Lottery retailers, Lottery District Offices or from the Downloads section of our website.

Where Does the Money Go?

The California Lottery was created to generate supplemental funding for our public schools in 1984. For every dollar spent on Lottery products, at least 34 cents is returned to the classroom. California Lottery funds go to K-12 education as well as all other areas of public education including: Community Colleges, the University of California, the California State University system, Adult Education, Charter Schools and even the schools at the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation - Division of Juvenile Justice. California Lottery funds account for approximately 1.5% of all education funding in California. When you play the California, you are not only having fun but also helping a great cause!

Buy California Scratcher Tickets

If you want to play California Scratcher tickets, or any other lottery tickets, simply log onto your official state website. These sites explain how to purchase tickets, and often times tickets can be purchased online so you can play most state lotteries from the comfort of your own home. You can also refer to official state websites for custom lottery news. Many sites offer lottery number generators to help make your lottery number picking easier for you. If you would like to purchase your tickets in person, you can also visit a local lottery terminal. No matter how you choose to purchase your tickets, or which tickets you choose to buy, you're bound to have some fun!
About the Author
Anthony Wayne works in the marketing department of online lottery site LuckyLotto in Pennsylvania. He is also editor of the Internet Bingo Blog a great source of internet bingo information.
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