This is hot off the press: California Lottery issued a statement and warning this morning to all potential players. We definitely wanted to pass it along.
ONLINE AND MOBILE LOTTERY TICKET PURCHASING SERVICES ARE ILLEGAL IN CALIFORNIACA LOTTERY, 2/23/23
The California Lottery® warns players not to buy your tickets online or through a digital app. App-based and online lottery ticket resellers and courier delivery services are not affiliated with the California Lottery and are illegal in California. If you buy a winning ticket online or in a third-party app the Lottery will not pay any prize and must deny all prize claims associated with such tickets. The California Lottery is legally prohibited from knowingly paying prizes on tickets acquired through an online courier service. Players who choose to engage with these services do so at their own risk.
There are more than 23,000 in-person retail locations where California Lottery players can legally buy their tickets for Lottery games. To find an authorized California Lottery retailer near you visit calottery.com/where-to-play.
Play it safe by purchasing your Lottery tickets from an authorized California Lottery retailer and thank you for supporting public education with every play.