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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!

April, 2013

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April 30, 2013

MEGA Millions® Jackpot Hits $114 Million for Tonight’s Draw

POWERBALL® Soars to $165 Million for Tomorrow Night SACRAMENTO – On Friday night, no one matched all six numbers in the MEGA Millions draw. And while that’s too bad, there is a silver lining to the whole thing – that means tonig... Read more »

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April 26, 2013

Two Jackpots of More than $100 Million Up for Grabs this Weekend

MEGA Millions® at $103 Million Tonight; POWERBALL® Soars to $140 Million for Tomorrow Night SACRAMENTO – Starting with tonight’s MEGA Millions draw, this weekend provides Californians with another opportunity to dream big –... Read more »

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April 26, 2013

$219,000 MEGA Millions® Ticket Sold in Irvine is Claimed

SACRAMENTO – Two nights ago, two MEGA Millions tickets sold in Southern California correctly matched five out of six numbers to win $219,711 each. Tausha Mitcham was at work when she received a phone call fr... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

April 25, 2013

Nineteen Phone Technicians Split MEGA Millions® Prize Worth More than $200,000

SACRAMENTO – Well, you can call this group lucky. Nineteen AT&T phone technicians from Los Angeles who play together in a MEGA Millions pool correctly matched five of six numbers in the April 16th drawing. The winning ticket was only mi... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

April 25, 2013

Traffic Detour Nets Southern California Man $280,000 POWERBALL® Prize

SACRAMENTO – Manuel Moreno should be a big believer in fate because it definitely played a part in him winning a $280,630 prize in last night’s POWERBALL draw. Moreno takes different routes home from work, depending on traffic. Sometimes he... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

April 25, 2013

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

More Than $150,000 Remains Unclaimed SACRAMENTO – It has now been three months since a MEGA Millions ticket sold in Dana Point correctly matched five out of six numbers. If claimed, the ticket is worth $156,712. The win... Read more »

Southern California | Media Advisories and Events

April 25, 2013

“LIFE” Changing Lucky Ticket Sold in Fresno

Lottery Prize Breaks Down to $2,500 a Week for 25 Years!  SACRAMENTO – What would it take to help change your life? One family now has a wealth of possibilities after winning $3,250,000 in the California Lucky for Life Scratchers® game.... Read more »

Winners Stories

April 25, 2013

Two California POWERBALL® Tickets Split More Than Half a Million Dollars

POWERBALL Jackpot Climbs to $140 Million SACRAMENTO – Even though no one matched all six numbers in last night’s $116 million POWERBALL jackpot, two players did match five out of six numbers and will split a prize worth $561... Read more »

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April 25, 2013

$14 Million SuperLotto Plus® Jackpot Ticket Sold in Mission Viejo!

SACRAMENTO – For the second time in less than a month, a winner has matched all six numbers and won the SuperLotto Plus jackpot – this time it’s worth $14 million. The ticket was sold in Mission Viejo (Orange County) and all we can do now i... Read more »

Southern California | Media Advisories and Events

April 24, 2013

Notice of Public Meeting

WHAT: The California State Lottery Commission will hold a public meeting tomorrow, Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at Lottery Headquarters in Sacramento. Members of the public are invited to attend. Persons needing reasonable accomm... Read more »

Northern California | Media Advisories and Events

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