About Us

ABOUT THE LOTTERY

Mission Statement

Winning a lottery sounds about right. However, it is a universal truth that not everyone wins a lottery. Here, in California Lottery House, we aim to give everyone a chance not just at winning but at getting an education.

Public sector schools are the real unsung heroes of a state. After all, they are responsible for educating our youth. We aim to help them achieve this goal. Our purpose is to help the state fund education and let the people who seek knowledge have a better chance at it.

We give funds to Californian public schools and colleges alike to help them impart wisdom to those who come there to seek it. A sum of $32.2 billion has been funded by us since 1984 to achieve our aim.

We are a public agency, but that does not mean we receive any funds from the public. Rest assured that all our expenses (administrative and operating) are generated through sales of our games responsibly, fitting of educated and good citizens. Out of a dollar, about ninety-five cents get returned to the public. The return takes place through our donations to educational institutes and in the form of compensation in retail and prizes.

Winning a lottery sounds about right. However, it is a universal truth that not everyone wins a lottery. Here, in California Lottery House, we aim to give everyone a chance not just at winning but at getting an education.

Public sector schools are the real unsung heroes of a state. After all, they are responsible for educating our youth. We aim to help them achieve this goal. Our purpose is to help the state fund education and let the people who seek knowledge have a better chance at it.

We give funds to Californian public schools and colleges alike to help them impart wisdom to those who come there to seek it. A sum of $32.2 billion has been funded by us since 1984 to achieve our aim.

We are a public agency, but that does not mean we receive any funds from the public. Rest assured that all our expenses (administrative and operating) are generated through sales of our games responsibly, fitting of educated and good citizens. Out of a dollar, about ninety-five cents get returned to the public. The return takes place through our donations to educational institutes and in the form of compensation in retail and prizes.

Our History

We began with proposition 37- ballot measure which gets approved on 6th of November 1984 via voting. It is called the California State Lottery Act of 1984. Under this act, we were able to aid the funding of public education by selling our lottery products responsibly. In our lottery sales income, 34% went to training and 16% to administrative expenses. After California’s assembly bill 142  legislated in April of 2010, we increased our funding for schools and colleges because we were able to make more sales in an optimized way.

 

What the Lottery Act Specifies
    1. The lottery will get operated and administered via Governor-appointed commission.
    2. The legislature can amend the act if it seems to aid in our mission of funding Californian public education.
    3. It is a must to give back to the public through contributions in education and prizes. The required quota is 87%.
    4. A list of our beneficiaries is as follows:
    5. K-12 schools, community colleges, California state university, etc..
How we achieve our goals
  1. A three-year plan gets made to set a clear goal and objective for each fiscal year.
  2. To ensure maximum efficiency, the lottery reviews performances based on the achievement of our short term goals.
  3. Performance reviews get initiated to make sure that areas which need improvement to get identified promptly and to measure our success.
  4. All these steps are necessary to safeguard our commitment to furthering education in California.
Commitment to Responsible Gaming

We are staunch supporters of gaming ethics in the lottery field.  It is indeed our policy to make sure all our dealings are transparent and responsible, which do not break the ethical code which all humans follow. To further this policy, we have established a hotline for players to solve their gambling issues. This one is the first hotline of its type. People must be educated about proper gaming rules so that they do not end up violating the law and game rules. A lot of our resources get used to ensure this. For further information, please visit our Facebook group “Californian Council on Problem Gambling”.

Responsible Gaming Award

It is always lovely to see the fruits of hard work and effort expended in something we hold dear to us. We now proudly claim to be the first-ever winner in the nation of an international award which certifies and acknowledges our efforts to achieve responsible gaming. We have been awarded the Responsible Gaming Level Award from the World Lottery Association.

Read Our Publications

View our publications which include a comprehensive financial reportSLAA Report, Lottery Regulations etc.

Lottery Media Contacts

To talk to our information officers, Deputy Director Russ Lopez, Michael Bond, Assistant Deputy Director Jorge De La Cruz, Donna Cordova, and Greg Prashak, please email us at winningpowerballnumbers@gmail.com

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