The State Lottery Commission, a five-person commission appointed by the Governor with the concurrence of the State Senate,
was created with the passage of the California State Lottery Act of 1984. The records of the California State Lottery Commission
consist of 3 cubic feet and 4 audio reels of press and meeting files that cover the years 1985-1999. The majority of records
pertain to game regulations, contract approvals, and assorted reports.
On November 6, 1984, 58% of California's voters approved Proposition 37. This initiative statute was titled The California
State Lottery Act of 1984 and amended the California Constitution to authorize the establishment of a statewide lottery.
California State Lottery ticket sales began on October 3, 1985 with the sale of Scratcher tickets and the weekly Lotto game
began on October 14, 1986.
3 cubic feet and 4 audio reels
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Collection is open for research.