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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!

March, 2010

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March 20, 2010

Southern Californians Clean Up on this Week’s “Make Me a Millionaire”

SACRAMENTO - "Make Me a Millionaire," the California Lottery’s TV game show, awarded 12 lucky contestants a total of $125,500 in cash and prizes on this week’s show. This week’s episode started off on a high note wh... Read more »

Winners Stories

March 18, 2010

MEDIA ADVISORY - Spelling Bee in San Francisco

WHAT: For 25 years, the California Lottery has been supporting California educational efforts by providing supplemental income to sc... Read more »

Media Advisories and Events

March 16, 2010

Redwood City Lottery Tickets Remain Unclaimed

SACRAMENTO – It has been one month since two winning tickets – one MEGA Millions® and one Fantasy 5 – were purchased in Redwood City and Lottery officials are waiting for the owners to come forward and claim their prizes. The two tickets combined... Read more »

Northern California | Winners Stories

March 16, 2010

Reseda College Student Claims MEGA Millions® Ticket Worth $247,572

SACRAMENTO – Being a college student is like having a full-time job – in fact, sometimes it can almost be too busy. Take the story of 19-year-old Matthew Cresswell, for instance. The Moor Park College student matched five of six numbers in the Fe... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

March 13, 2010

Little River Has Big Winner – Winning MEGA Millions® Ticket Worth $158K Sold in Small Town

SACRAMENTO – A California Lottery player who bought their ticket in Little River matched five of six numbers in last night’s MEGA Millions draw, to lay claim to a ticket worth $158,106. The winning ticket was purchased at Li... Read more »

Northern California | Winners Stories

March 13, 2010

Two Winning Fantasy 5 Tickets Sold in Los Angeles Worth $150K Each

SACRAMENTO – Two lucky Lottery players that bought their tickets in Los Angeles matched all five numbers in last night’s Fantasy 5 draw and are $151,371 richer. The numbers on the winning tickets are 14, 15, 19, 26 and 35. O... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

March 11, 2010

California Lottery Sponsors Redding Spelling Bee

WHAT: For 25 years, the California Lottery has been supporting California educational efforts by providing supplemental income to sc... Read more »

Media Advisories and Events

March 11, 2010

California Lottery Sponsors Spelling Bee in Salinas

WHAT: For 25 years, the California Lottery has been supporting California educational efforts by providing supplemental income to sc... Read more »

Media Advisories and Events

March 11, 2010

Fresno Man Claims MEGA Millions® Ticket Worth $464,048

SACRAMENTO – A lucky California Lottery player from Fresno today came forward to claim a MEGA Millions prize worth $464,048. He matched five of six numbers in Tuesday night’s draw. The man, who asked to remain anonymous, pur... Read more »

Northern California | Winners Stories

March 10, 2010

California Lottery Sponsors Imperial Valley Spelling Bee

WHAT: For 25 years, the California Lottery has been supporting California educational efforts by providing supplemental income to sc... Read more »

Media Advisories and Events

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