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Myth: Nobody Wins the Lottery.

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

PRESS RELEASES

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!

June, 2013

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June 29, 2013

Orange County MEGA Millions® Ticket Worth $159,000!

SACRAMENTO – A MEGA Millions ticket sold in Tustin was just one number away from hitting last night’s massive $61 million jackpot. The ticket, which successfully matched five numbers, is worth $159,593. The MEGA Millions ticket was sold... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

June 28, 2013

Winner Braves Blazing Heat to Claim Fantasy 5 Ticket Sold in Fair Oaks

SACRAMENTO – It’s blazing hot out there, but there’s at least one man who might remain cool, calm and collected. Mark Neel is the guy who won $215,080 in the Fantasy 5 draw Saturday on a ticket sold in Fair Oaks. Neel claimed his ticket... Read more »

Northern California | Winners Stories

June 28, 2013

Orange County Lottery Fans! Experience the Fun of POWERBALL® Tomorrow in Santa Ana

Lottery is Also Still on the Lookout for the Winner of a $156,000 MEGA Millions® Prize – Ticket Sold in Dana Point WHAT: The California Lottery is bringing the fun and excitement of POWERBALL to locations near you as part of its CA... Read more »

Southern California | Media Advisories and Events

June 27, 2013

Woman Wins Fortune While on Coffee Run in San Jose

SACRAMENTO – Talk about the ultimate pick-me-up. Cindy Dang walked into a San Jose coffee shop for cup of Joe and walked out of the place a millionaire. She did it by playing and winning the California Lotte... Read more »

Northern California | Winners Stories

June 26, 2013

Notice of Public Meeting

WHAT: The California State Lottery Commission will hold a public meeting, tomorrow, Thursday, June 27, 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 »

Media Advisories and Events

June 26, 2013

Lottery Win in San Bernardino County – MEGA Millions® Ticket Sold in Hesperia Worth $155,000!

SACRAMENTO – The winner could be anyone. We’ve learned that a MEGA Millions ticket sold in Hesperia matched five numbers, missing only the Mega in last night’s draw. That ticket is now worth $155,265 to whoever purchased it. The ticket... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

June 25, 2013

Man Wins Top Prize on $500,000 Riches Scratchers® Ticket

SACRAMENTO – Miguel Hernandez is the latest lucky Californian to win the top prize on one of the California Lottery’s newest Scratchers tickets, $500,000 Riches.  The lucky ticket was purchased at Food Circle, which is located at 627 S... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

June 25, 2013

Stunning Surprise as Man Claims MEGA Millions® Ticket Worth $729,000 in Los Angeles County!

SACRAMENTO – A man has claimed the MEGA Millions ticket sold at an Inglewood gas station that won big on Friday. The ticket matched five numbers, missing only the Mega number to score a whopping $729,017! What’s even more exciting about thi... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

June 25, 2013

Going Down to the Wire for Orange County MEGA Millions® Ticket Worth More Than $150,000

SACRAMENTO – It has now been five months since someone in Dana Point purchased a MEGA Millions ticket that correctly matched five out of six numbers. The ticket is worth $156,712 and has just one month left to be claimed. The winning t... Read more »

Southern California | Media Advisories and Events

June 24, 2013

MEGA Millions® Ticket Worth Over $800k Remains Unclaimed!

SACRAMENTO –Last month, two MEGA Millions tickets successfully matched five out of six numbers to win $811,997 each. Thirty days later, one of those tickets remains unclaimed.  The unclaimed ticket was sold at the 7-Eleven located at 2... Read more »

Southern California | Media Advisories and Events

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