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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!

December, 2013

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December 30, 2013

SoCal Lottery Winner Wants to Pay it Forward

Orange County Man Scores $200,000 on New Scratchers® Game SACRAMENTO – 20x The Money is the California Lottery’s newest $5 Scratchers ticket. And a very lucky Jose Guillen (pictured below) just became the game’s first top pr... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

December 30, 2013

Winning Fantasy 5 Ticket Sold in Oakland Worth $193,000!

$324 Million San Jose Mega Millions® Winning Ticket Still Unclaimed SACRAMENTO – It’s a great end of 2013 for one lucky Fantasy 5 player in Oakland as they were able to match all five winning numbers in last night’s drawing. That ticket m... Read more »

Northern California | Media Advisories and Events

December 27, 2013

Fantasy 5 Ticket Worth More Than $375,000 Remains Unclaimed

SACRAMENTO – On October 25th, a very lucky Fantasy 5 ticket sold in San Diego County matched all five numbers to win the top prize of $379,925! Now Thanksgiving, Christmas and two long months have come and gone, but the question remains –... Read more »

Southern California | Media Advisories and Events

December 26, 2013

San Andreas SuperLotto Plus® Ticket worth $8 Million!

$324 Million Mega Millions® Winning Ticket Still Unclaimed SACRAMENTO – It was a super Christmas for one lucky SuperLotto Plus player in the town of San Andreas as they are now $8 million richer after matching all six w... Read more »

Northern California | Winners Stories

December 24, 2013

SoCal Player Wins $50 Million AND $32,000 On Two SuperLotto Plus® Tickets!

$324 Million Mega Millions® Winning Ticket Still Unclaimed SACRAMENTO – Here’s a lucky holiday story of one winner and two major prizes. Racy Pel has been playing the same sets of SuperLotto Plus numbers... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

December 23, 2013

Christmas Comes Early for Bay Area Lottery Player

Fantasy 5 Ticket is Worth Nearly $200,000 SACRAMENTO – Christmas came just a few days early for one lucky California Lottery player. That’s because last night, a ticket sold in Marin County matched all five Fantasy 5 nu... Read more »

Northern California | Media Advisories and Events

December 19, 2013

Mega Millions® Jackpot Win Update

SACRAMENTO – We know there is widespread interest in this story, so we want to update you on the status of the California Mega Millions jackpot winner. As of yet, the person/persons who purchased the winning ticket at a gift shop in San J... Read more »

Winners Stories

December 19, 2013

$50 Million SuperLotto Plus® Winning Ticket Sold in Los Alamitos!

$324 Million Mega Millions® Winning Ticket Still Unclaimed SACRAMENTO – You can call this the week of the California Lottery winner after a lucky player matched all six winning numbers in last night’s $50 million SuperL... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

December 18, 2013

MEDIA ADVISORY: PRESS AVAILABILITY AT 11:30 A.M. in SAN JOSE

California Lottery Information Officers Will Update Media on Mega Millions® Jackpot Win SACRAMENTO – We are still waiting for the person who will split last night’s $648 million Mega Millions jackpot to come forward. Members... Read more »

Northern California | Media Advisories and Events

December 17, 2013

JACKPOT ADVISORY: MEGA MILLIONS® JACKPOT SOARS to $636 MILLION

Now the Second Largest Jackpot in U.S. History and Closing in on the Largest Prize Ever SACRAMENTO – An avalanche of Mega Millions ticket sales in California and throughout the nation helped catapult tonight’s enormous... Read more »

Media Advisories and Events

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