California Scheming

If you are a musician or karaoke star, your chances for a California Lottery prize just went up. In anticipation of launching the popular Powerball game, the Lottery has issued an open invitation to California residents to submit their best cover version of the classic '60s song "California Dreamin'." Soloists, bands, quartets, and choirs are encouraged to upload videos at a website dedicated to the contest.

While song submissions are limited to California residents 18 and older, the general public will vote online to determine the winner. Uploaded videos will be on display at the Lottery's Facebook page, and visitors will be allowed to vote once per day. Contestants are encouraged to share their entries with family and friends to boost their chances of winning.

Singers and musicians will be allowed to submit videos until March 22, 2013.
Lottery officials will award a $5,000 prize to the video receiving the most votes online. Winners will also receive an invitation to perform live at the Powerball launch celebrations taking place in San Francisco on April 8, 2013.

California Dreamin' Original Lyrics

All the leaves are brown
and the sky is grey
I've been for a walk on a winters day
I'd be safe and warm
if I was in LA
California dreaming
on such a winters day

My Suggested lyrics

All the balls are drawn
I've thrown my tickets away
I'd have saved some money
If I hadn’t played
California's scheming
with another game to play.

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