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Myth: Nobody Wins the Lottery.

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


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!

August, 2011

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August 10, 2011

MEGA Millions® Ticket Sold in Northridge Worth More Than $165,000

SACRAMENTO – One lucky California Lottery player who purchased a MEGA Millions ticket in Northridge for last night's draw woke up a big winner this morning. That's because they managed to match five of six numbers and won $165,368. In fact, they... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

August 8, 2011

California Lottery Achieves High Certification for Responsible Gaming Program

World Lottery Association Grants California Lottery with Coveted "Level Three" Status Read more »

Northern California | Consumer Protection

August 8, 2011

Fantasy 5 Ticket Sold in Rosemead Wins Jackpot Prize Worth $338,115

SACRAMENTO – There's a lucky California Lottery player in Southern California who won't be waking up with a bad case of the Mondays this morning. That's because their Fantasy 5 ticket matched all five numbers in last night's draw to claim a jackp... Read more »

Southern California | Media Advisories and Events

August 4, 2011

Lottery Sales Up 13 Percent Over Last Fiscal Year

Scratchers Sales Fuel Fastest Growing Lottery in the United States Read more »

Lottery Performance

August 4, 2011

MEGA Millions® Ticket Sold in Dana Point Worth More Than $625,000

SACRAMENTO – Although no California Lottery player matched all six numbers in last night's MEGA Millions draw, one lucky player who bought their ticket in Dana Point is waking up to the realization that they're going to have a much bigger bank ac... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

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