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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, 2011

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June 20, 2011

$178,790 MEGA Millions® Ticket Sold in Orange Still Unclaimed

SACRAMENTO – It’s been two months since a MEGA Millions ticket sold in Orange matched five of six numbers and the $178,790 prize still has yet to be claimed.The lucky ticket was sold at West Oak Chevron, which is located at 1940 East Katella Aven... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

June 20, 2011

Lottery Confirms $460,000 Fantasy 5 Ticket Sold at San Diego County Fair

SACRAMENTO – It’s hard to imagine many places more fun than a fair, but on Friday night, one lucky California Lottery player found a way to make their fair experience more fun – by winning the Lottery while they were there. It all happe... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

June 20, 2011

MEDIA ADVISORY - Last Day to Claim El Cajon MEGA Millions® Ticket Worth $195,910

WHAT: It’s down to the wire for the mystery winner of a $195,910 MEGA Millions prize. The unknown Lottery player who purchased a ticket in El Cajon nearly six months ago has only hours left to... Read more »

Southern California | Media Advisories and Events

June 20, 2011

$178,790 MEGA Millions® Ticket Sold in Orange Still Unclaimed

SACRAMENTO – It’s been two months since a MEGA Millions ticket sold in Orange matched five of six numbers and the $178,790 prize still has yet to be claimed. Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

June 18, 2011

Fantasy 5 Ticket Sold In La Jolla Wins Jackpot Worth More Than $460,000

SACRAMENTO – One lucky Lottery player who purchased a Fantasy 5 ticket in La Jolla for last night’s draw managed to match all five numbers and win a jackpot worth $461,407. The winning ticket was purchased at the La Jolla Country Market... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

June 18, 2011

MEGA Millions® Ticket Sold in San Jose Worth More Than $735,000!

SACRAMENTO – Although, No one hit the MEGA Millions jackpot last night, one lucky California Lottery player who bought their ticket in San Jose matched five of six numbers and won $735,439. The lucky ticket was sold at the Jenny’s Gift... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

June 14, 2011

California Lottery Replay Program to Award Nearly $100,000 in Prizes

SACRAMENTO – The Lottery’s Replay program was designed to give players a second chance to win great prizes with their favorite Scratchers® games. One week from today marks the deadline to enter all your ticket codes into the Replay program websit... Read more »

Media Advisories and Events

June 13, 2011

Only One Week Left for El Cajon MEGA Millions® Ticket Worth More Than $195,000

SACRAMENTO – 173 days have now passed since someone bought a MEGA Millions ticket in El Cajon and won a prize worth $195,910. Time to claim the ticket is running out fast, as it will expire on Monday, June 20, 2011 at 5 p.m.  The... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

June 10, 2011

Lottery Investigators Arrest East Bay Hot Spot Bandit

SACRAMENTO – As part of its effort to protect consumers and retailers alike, the California Lottery’s Security and Law Enforcement Division, working in coordination with the Pleasant Hill Police Department, has arrested Robert Wayne Ladd of Pleas... Read more »

Northern California | Consumer Protection

June 4, 2011

MEGA Millions® Ticket Sold in Murrieta Worth Nearly $163,000

SACRAMENTO – While no one managed to match all six numbers in last night’s MEGA Millions draw, one lucky California Lottery player woke up this morning to news of a nice little windfall. That’s because they successfully matched five of six number... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

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