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In California, if you play and win, your name is public record. We’re taking the mystery out of winning because more and more people are willing to tell their stories, and others are still allowing us to take their memorable and eventful photos.

Why is this important? Seeing real Californians holding that oversized check sends a clear signal: people are winning every day! We also like to showcase our winners because it helps illustrate that we maintain the highest level of integrity in our games, thereby insuring public confidence in the Lottery. Regardless of whether it’s $100 or $100,000, winning happens all the time here at the California Lottery. Say hello to some of the “lucky ones” below!

March, 2018

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March 20, 2018

Mystery Lottery Wins in Bay Area!

SACRAMENTO – A specific type of Lottery game is creating a lot of excitement in the San Francisco Bay Area. Not one, but two people have discovered big wins on different crossword-type Scratchers®. These were both top-prize wins amounting... Read more »

Northern California

March 20, 2018

Something Fishy About $750,000 Win for Central Valley Truck Driver!

SACRAMENTO – Cruz Rivas Castro was on his way to the Southland area hauling a truckload of fresh fish for markets located throughout Los Angeles. But before he got to his first delivery, he and his trucking partner stopped along Grapevine to fuel... Read more »

Northern California

March 19, 2018

$1.2 Million Powerball® Ticket Sold in Santa Monica

SACRAMENTO – If you purchased a ticket in Santa Monica for Saturday’s huge Powerball jackpot, check your tickets! That’s because one lucky ticket sold there matched 5 of 6 numbers during the draw to win $1,211,614! That’s a great consolat... Read more »

Southern California

March 15, 2018

Richmond Couple Claims Huge Powerball® Prize!

SACRAMENTO – As the Powerball jackpot continues to climb, California Lottery players are winning substantial other prizes during this incredible jackpot run. Proof of that is the huge prize claimed by... Read more »

Northern California

March 12, 2018

Notice of Public Meeting

WHAT: The California State Lottery Commission will hold a public meeting Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at Lottery Headquarters in Sacramento.Members of the public are invited to attend.Persons needing reasonable accommodations may re... Read more »

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