California Lottery

The California Lottery was created by a ballot measure, Proposition 37, which was approved by the voters on Nov. 6, 1984. The voters also created the Lottery Act, the state law that provides the Lottery’s clear mission: to provide supplemental funding for public schools and colleges. In April 2010, the Legislature passed Assembly Bill 142, which allowed the Lottery to provide higher prize payouts, consistent with best practices established by state lotteries throughout the nation. Higher prize payouts have resulted in increased sales and increased contributions for their public beneficiary. In California, the contributions to public education have increased as a result of this change in the law.About us - the commission -

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The California State Lottery, also known as the California Lottery, began on November 6, 1984, after California voters passed Proposition 37, the California State Lottery Act of 1984, to authorize the creation of a lottery. The first tickets were sold on October 3, 1985.