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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!

August, 2017

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August 17, 2017

$64 Million SuperLotto Plus® Jackpot Hit as Powerball® Jackpot Soars to $510 Million!

SACRAMENTO – Last night all eyes were on the HUGE $430 million Powerball jackpot, but it was SuperLotto Plus that produced a BIG winner in California. A single SuperLotto Plus ticket matched all six numbers to win the $64 million jackpot.... Read more »

Southern California

August 16, 2017

Powerball® Jackpot Grows to $430 Million

SACRAMENTO – Eighteen draws with no big winners means tonight’s Powerball jackpot is an amazing $430 million! Nobody matched all six winning numbers from Saturday night’s draw (August 12), so the jackpot rolled from an estimated $35... Read more »

August 15, 2017

More Than $2 Million Won Over the Weekend!

SACRAMENTO – It was an historic weekend for lottery players around the country as both the Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots were well over $300 million. The Mega Millions jackpot was hit Friday night (August 11) just before it could e... Read more »

August 15, 2017

Moving Multi-Million Dollar Win in Simi Valley

SACRAMENTO – Notice the California Lottery player pictured above. Doesn’t Uthai Kaensup look like someone excited about his win? Can’t say we blame him. Kaensup scored an incredible $5 million, (yes, $5 mill... Read more »

August 15, 2017

Scorching $1 Million Win on Super Ticket™ Sold in Orange County

SACRAMENTO – The summer heat isn’t the only thing sizzling right now. We’re celebrating news of California’s newest millionaire. In Park purchased his winning ticket in Orange County and won $1 million (before taxes) on the California Lot... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

August 14, 2017

Family BBQ Food Run Leads to Amazing $1 Million Scratchers® Win in Atascadero!

SACRAMENTO – Carlos Medina will never be happier he went to a family barbeque. That’s because Medina was on his way to the gathering when he stopped by the grocery store to buy some things, including... Read more »

Central California | Winners Stories

August 11, 2017

Winning Mega Millions® Ticket in San Clemente Creates California’s Latest Millionaire!Bay Area Winner Credits ‘Divine Intervention’ for Whopping $10 Million Scratchers® Prize

SACRAMENTO – Cheryl Thompson stopped at a Pleasanton gas station to get fuel and to buy her 5-year-old grandson some chips. While she was inside the mini mart, she started talking with an excited customer who had just won $100 on a Califo... Read more »

Northern California

August 9, 2017

Winning Mega Millions® Ticket in San Clemente Creates California’s Latest Millionaire!

SACRAMENTO – Maybe they stopped by to fill up their car with gasoline. Or maybe they just wanted an ice-cold drink. Whatever the reason one very lucky California Lottery player decided to stop by a 76 station in San Clemente (2360 S El Ca... Read more »

Southern California

August 8, 2017

Powerball® and Mega Millions® Jackpots Both Above $300 Million Mark for First Time in CA Lottery History!

SACRAMENTO –  It doesn’t happen every month, but it’s not unusual for the Powerball or Mega Millions jackpots to soar past the $300 million threshold. However, for the first time since California joined Mega Millions in 2005, and Powerbal... Read more »

Southern California

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