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Latest Draw: Mon Oct 18

1st: 5 California Classic
2nd: 9 Winning Spirit
3rd: 1 Gold Rush

Race Time: 1:45.09

Next Drawing: Tue Oct 19



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What is CA Daily Derby?

CA Daily Derby is a draw game where you pick horses to finish in first, second and third place.  You also pick your race time, which is the time it takes the first place horse to finish.

Each California Daily Derby ticket is $2 and drawings are held Mondays through Sundays.  All California Lottery winning numbers are available immediately after each drawing.

What are California Daily Derby Draw Times?

Sales cut-off time is 6:30 pm PT.  Draw time is immediately after the draw entry close.

Draw Times
6:30 pm PT
6:30 pm PT
6:30 pm PT
6:30 pm PT
6:30 pm PT
6:30 pm PT
6:30 pm PT

How do I Play CA Daily Derby?

PICK YOUR NUMBERS: Using a Lottery playslip, which you can find at any Lottery retailer, pick 3 horses to finish in first, second and third places. Then, pick your race time, which is the time it takes for the first place horse to finish. You can also select Quick Pick, or just ask the cashier for a Daily Derby Quick Pick, and the random number generator will choose the horses and/or Race Times for you.

BUY YOUR TICKET: Daily Derby tickets cost $2 per play.  Your ticket is your receipt.

PLAY MULTIPLE DRAWINGS: You can play your numbers for up to 14 consecutive drawing dates on the same ticket. Just tell the cashier at the time of your purchase or mark the Advance Play box on your selection slip.

What Can I Win Playing Daily Derby?

Prize Category
Trifecta & Race Time
Grand Prize
1 in 1,320,000
1st, 2nd & 3rd Place
1 in 1,321
1st & 2nd Place
1 in 147
1st Place
1 in 13.2
Race Time Only
Race Time
1 in 1,001

CA Daily Derby FAQs

Q:  Where and when can I play Daily Derby:

A: You’ll find Daily Derby at all Lottery retailers. Daily Derby draws take place every day, and your entry must be made before 6:30 p.m. to be eligible for that day’s draw.

Q: How is the Daily Derby draw done?

A: An Automated Draw Machine, which is a state-of-the-art computer, draws the winning horses and race times.

Q: What is an Automated Draw Machine?

A: An Automated Draw Machine is a computer that isn’t connected to any other system. In fact, any type of tampering is impossible because the hard drive can’t be opened without breaking a numbered security seal and the programs that generate random numbers can’t be altered.

The Lottery has 2 Automated Draw Machines for daily draws, plus a back-up machine in case there’s an emergency. A randomized, unpredictable draw chooses which machine, and which randomized drawing method (mathematical algorithm or Random Number Generator) will be used. The numbers selected from either method are unpredictable and selected in an unbiased manner.

Q: How do I claim my Daily Derby prize?

A: Collect your prize of up to $599 at any participating Lottery retail location. Collect prizes over $599 at any Lottery District Office or by mail.

Q: How long do I have to claim my CA Daily Derby prize?

A: You have 180 days from the date of the draw to claim your prize.

Q: Can a prize for a ticket I bought in California be claimed in another state?

A: No. Your winning ticket must be redeemed in the state where it was purchased.

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