California Lottery Logo Do’s & Don’ts

How to use the California Lottery logo


Here are some guidelines to help you use the logo. For the most part, think of the logo as the engine of a ’67 Corvette—you don’t want to tinker with it.

  • DO NOT change the typeface font, size, case or spacing.

  • DO NOT change the approved colors. (Going "green" is great, just no on this logo.)

  • DO NOT change the positions of or separate the Icon and the Logotype.

  • DO NOT distort the logos. (It's a sun, not a fried egg!)

DO maintain clear space for visibility and impact. A designated minimum clear space should be maintained around the logo. This area is designated as being equal to the height of the ‘y’ in the logo. No other graphic element should fall within this area.  

How to use the California Lottery logo with backgrounds

  • DO NOT place the logo on top of a busy background, making it illegible. (Even Ben Franklin dissapproves.)

  • DO NOT place the logo on top of a patterned, similar colored background, making it illegible.

  • DO NOT break into an image using the logo. (Translation: don't crash a party with the logo.)

  • DO place the logo on top of a simplified background that enhances legibility. (Now we're talking)

  • DO place the logo on top of a contrasting or complementary background that enhances legibility.

  • DO break into an image using a logo with a specified box around it to separate it from the other elements. (Translation: you've been officially invited to the party.)