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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!

June, 2012

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June 26, 2012

California Lottery Commission, Director Pledge to Increase Supplemental Education Funding

Senate Rules Committee Confirms Three Commissioners and Director SACRAMENTO – The five-member California Lottery Commission recently approved its Fiscal Year 2012-13 budget at $4.830 billion in sales, a 10.4% increase o... Read more »

Lottery Performance

June 25, 2012

Perseverance Pays Off For MEGA Millions® Winner

SACRAMENTO– On Friday night, Mark White matched five of six numbers to win a prize worth $219,900. He didn’t waste any time claiming his Lottery prize. This afternoon, White walked into the Lottery’... Read more »

Northern California | Winners Stories

June 25, 2012

One Extra Lottery Ticket Helps Man Strike It Rich!

SACRAMENTO – Last week, Magdaleno Cervantes became a member of a rapidly growing club – a club full of lucky California Lottery players who have won the $250,000 top prize for the Strike It Rich! Scratchers® game. But it almost didn’... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

June 25, 2012

Lots of Noise Being Made Over Los Angeles Lottery Win

SACRAMENTO – Zeny Posadas has been hearing it ever since she realized how much she had won playing the California Lottery Black Scratchers® game. “Whoa! Whoa! He was yelling and he gave me a big hug,” said Posadas, talking about the store... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

June 25, 2012

$1 Million Lottery Ticket Sold in Tulare County

SACRAMENTO – Luis Osejo was brought to tears when he realized he had just won $1 million playing the $250 Million Cash Spectacular Scratchers® ticket. But as he walked into the... Read more »

Winners Stories

June 24, 2012

Ticket Sold in Rohnert Park Wins $13 Million SuperLotto Plus® Jackpot

SACRAMENTO – For the second time in as many days, a California Lottery player in Northern California has won a big prize. On Friday night, one lucky player in Sonora matched five of six numbers to win a MEGA Millions® prize worth nearly $... Read more »

Media Advisories and Events

June 23, 2012

Sonora Ticket Comes Up Big in MEGA Millions® Draw

SACRAMENTO – No one matched all six numbers in last night’s MEGA Millions draw, but that doesn’t mean one lucky California Lottery player in Northern California won’t be cashing in soon. That’s because one ticket sold in Sonora matched fi... Read more »

Northern California | Winners Stories

June 22, 2012

Seven California Lottery Players Win Second Chance Prizes Totaling More Than $2 Million!

SACRAMENTO – The California Lottery today announced its most recent group of lucky Replay Program end-of-game draw winners – seven lucky players who won a total of $2,155,500 in second chance cash.   Thanks to the Lottery’s Replay P... Read more »

Winners Stories

June 20, 2012

Nor Cal Man Wins $250,000 Scratchers® Prize

SACRAMENTO – Jose Sandoval was all smiles as he walked into the Lottery’s Sacramento District Office holding a winning California Lottery Black Scratchers ticket. He was smiling even more as he held h... Read more »

Northern California | Winners Stories

June 20, 2012

MEGA Millions® Ticket Sold in Pasadena Worth Over $200,000!

SACRAMENTO – Although no one hit last night’s MEGA Millions jackpot, one lucky California Lottery player is waking up very happy this morning. That’s because one ticket matched five out of six numbers and is worth $204,087! The luck... Read more »

Southern California | Media Advisories and Events

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