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June 11, 2018

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June, 2018

Updated App Lets You Check-A-Ticket Using Your Cell Phone to See If You’ve Won!


SACRAMENTO – California Lottery players have been asking for this feature and now they’ve got it! Get ready to use your mobile device to Check-A-Ticket to see if you’ve won.

That’s right, no more waiting! You can instantly see the results anytime and anywhere. All you have to do is download the upgraded official California Lottery mobile app to get this new feature, or if you already have the app, make sure it’s the latest version. Once it’s loaded, hover your phone’s camera over the unique barcode on the front of a California Lottery Scratchers® or newer draw game ticket. The app will automatically show the results on your screen.

A couple of important things to note. This uses your phone’s camera, so you must approve the camera access prompt during setup and accept the legal notice. Be careful when scratching the ticket barcode area on a Scratchers®. Don’t get too excited and rip it, because the device must be able to read the barcode.

You can use the California Lottery’s mobile app to check the unique barcode on the front of a California Lottery Scratchers® or newer draw ticket. (The newer draw tickets have a unique barcode that looks a little different or “squiggly” compared to a traditional barcode which has straight vertical lines.) Of course, one question you may ask is, “What if, for whatever reason, the app won’t work on my phone?” Don’t worry, you can still take any ticket to a California Lottery retail location and have it scanned. This is simply faster access to that service.

Our goal in providing the Check-A-Ticket mobile app feature is to continue to capture the excitement of playing our games. Remember, the ONLY way you can purchase our products is by visiting one of the California Lottery’s more than 23,000 retail locations. That hasn’t changed. If you have a winning ticket, you can still claim by mail, or take that ticket to a participating Lottery retail location or any one of our nine California Lottery District Offices.

This app is easy to use. But if you’d like to know more, we created two videos that walk you through the process for your Android and iOS phones. Take a moment to view these short informational videos at  

This feature is the latest significant upgrade to our mobile app since we included a feature that lets you scan tickets into the California Lottery’s 2nd Chance program.

So, what are you waiting for? Grab your phone, download the app and Check-A-Ticket! It’s winning knowledge in the palm of your hands.   

The California Lottery is a $6 billion enterprise based in Sacramento. It is one of the few state agencies that is a revenue generator, not accepting taxpayer dollars from the State’s General Fund. Its mission is to provide supplemental funding to California schools while simultaneously supporting local communities. In FY 2016-17, the Lottery created 83 new millionaires. Ninety-five cents of every dollar spent by our players goes back to local communities in the form of contributions to public schools and colleges, prizes and retail compensation. The California Lottery urges its customers to play responsibly and within their budgets. If you feel you have a gambling problem, or know someone who does, you can get help at 1-800-GAMBLER.



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