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Myth: Nobody Wins the Lottery.

Fact: The California Lottery pays out tens of millions of dollars in prizes every week. 

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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, 2013

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March 30, 2013

Two MEGA Millions® Tickets Are Worth $264,000 Each!

SACRAMENTO – This holiday weekend has started off with some luck for two MEGA Millions players as two tickets sold in California were just one number away from hitting last night’s $34 million MEGA Millions jackpot. The two lucky tickets co... Read more »

Winners Stories

March 28, 2013

Man Claims $12 Million SuperLotto Plus® Ticket Sold in Garden Grove

SACRAMENTO – Boy is he fast. A man wasted no time in claiming his fortune. Johnny Prado arrived at the California Lottery’s Santa Ana District Office this morning with a winning SuperLotto Plus ticket in his hand. That ticket matched all fi... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

March 28, 2013

$12 Million SuperLotto Plus® Ticket Sold in

SACRAMENTO – Holy Moly! When we say there is a lot of money to be had in Orange County this morning, we aren’t kidding. Someone hit the SuperLotto Plus jackpot last night on a ticket that was sold in Garden Grove. Whoever has that lucky tic... Read more »

Southern California | Media Advisories and Events

March 26, 2013

A Trip To The Grocery Store Makes One Man $210,000 Richer!

SACRAMENTO – A trip to the grocery store turned out to be lucky for Thomas Tran. Tran purchased the one winning ticket for last night’s Fantasy 5 draw at the Stater Brothers located at 22351 El Toro Road in Lake Forest (Orange County).... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

March 26, 2013

Fantasy 5 Ticket Sold in Orange County Wins Top Prize Worth More Than $200,000

SACRAMENTO – One lucky person in Orange County scored big in last night’s Fantasy 5 drawing. That’s because one ticket purchased in El Toro matched all five numbers to win the top prize of $210,436. The winning ticket was sold at the S... Read more »

Southern California | Media Advisories and Events

March 25, 2013

Orange County MEGA Millions® Ticket Worth More Than $150,000 Remains Unclaimed

SACRAMENTO – Sixty days ago, a MEGA Millions ticket sold in Dana Point correctly matched five out of six numbers. This lucky ticket, which has yet to be claimed, is worth $156,712. The winning ticket was sold at Super Stop Liquor, whic... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

March 21, 2013

Soda Fix Leaves California Man Lucky for Life

Lottery Prize Breaks Down to $5,000 a Week for 25 Years!  SACRAMENTO – Many people make New Year’s resolutions. For Brian Olocki that included giving up soda. That is, until his doctor told him drinking one soda a day... Read more »

Northern California | Winners Stories

March 20, 2013

Late Night Stop at Donut Shop Pays Off for Lucky Lottery Player

SACRAMENTO – About a week ago, Earl Thompson made a late night stop at a donut shop and decided to grab just a single $5 California Lucky For Life Scratchers® ticket. That ticket almost sent Thompson running for the hills after scratching i... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

March 20, 2013

One Stop after a Long Week at Work Pays Rowland Heights Man $1.3 Million!

Prize Breaks Down to $1,000 a Week for 25 Years!  SACRAMENTO – Jose Rodriguez was on his way home from a long week of work on the night of Friday, March 15th when he decided to swing by One Stop Liquor, which is located at 300 West Whittier... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

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