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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!

November, 2013

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November 29, 2013

Woman Pretending She Never Won $1 Million on Diamond Millionaire Scratchers® Sold in LA County

SACRAMENTO – “Because I like diamonds,” is why Lindsay Sharbutt says she’s been playing the California Lottery’s Diamond Millionaire Scratchers. She likes the game even more, now that she won the game’s top prize -- $1 million! But, don’t... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

November 26, 2013

Fantasy 5 Ticket Worth Over $375,000 is Still Unclaimed

SACRAMENTO – On October 25th, a very lucky Fantasy 5 ticket that sold in San Diego County matched all five numbers to win the top prize of $379,925! But the question remains – where is the ticket? It’s now been over a month since the tick... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

November 26, 2013

Palmdale MEGA Millions® Ticket Worth Nearly Half a Million Dollars Remains Unclaimed

Mega Millions Jackpot Continues to Grow SACRAMENTO – Just last week, a Powerball ticket sold in Los Angeles went unclaimed for 180 days and expired. That ticket was worth a whopping $465,539! It seems unthinkable to los... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

November 26, 2013

Winner in L.A. County Claims Second Largest California Powerball® Prize!

Lucky Ticket Worth More Than $3 Million Sold in Monterey Park SACRAMENTO – Christopher Chung is about to experience the power of Powerball. He claimed a winning Powerball ticket tha... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

November 26, 2013

Bay Area Dad’s Team Loses However He Scores $370,000!

Santa Clara County Man Celebrates Fantasy 5 Replay Ticket Win With Friends in Silence  SACRAMENTO – Not many people were probably more distressed than Quoc Ly when his Denver Broncos blew a 24-point lead Sunday night. And when the... Read more »

Northern California | Winners Stories

November 25, 2013

San Jose Fantasy 5 Winner Kicks off Holiday Week With More Than $370,000

SACRAMENTO – A Fantasy 5 player has 370,000 more reasons to be thankful this Thanksgiving after hitting last night’s jackpot. The winning ticket, worth $370,951, was sold at Ron’s Liquor, which is located at 1633 Flickinger Avenue in... Read more »

Northern California | Winners Stories

November 25, 2013

Daily Derby® Ticket Sold in Glendale Worth More Than $800,000

SACRAMENTO – “Giddy up” is what one lucky lottery player will be saying after buying a Daily Derby ticket in Glendale that matched all three winning horses and the final race time, earning them a prize of $829,834. The winning ticket... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

November 21, 2013

Where is the Winner?! Fantasy 5 Lottery Ticket Worth $186,000 Remains Unclaimed in Riverside County

SACRAMENTO – Someone is either taking their time, or they’re still completely unaware they have a lot of money coming to them. The owner of a Fantasy 5 ticket, who won the daily draw last month on October 16, is due a check for $186,645.... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

November 21, 2013

Big Time Money Streak Continues for L.A. County Man

$650,000 California Lucky for Life Prize is Third Large Scratchers® Win for Sun Valley Resident!  SACRAMENTO – When you’re hot, you’re hot – and Kurt Robbins is certainly on fire. The 52-year o... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

November 21, 2013

Second Largest California Powerball® Prize Won in L.A. County!

Lucky Ticket Worth More Than $3 Million Sold in Monterey Park SACRAMENTO – You know the old expression – “Close only counts in horseshoes.” Well, that might be true in most cases, unless of course, you’re playing Powerball!... Read more »

Southern California | Media Advisories and Events

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