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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, 2012

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December 19, 2012

Nipton, Hacienda Heights Tickets Split MEGA Millions® Prize Worth Nearly $900,000

SACRAMENTO – Can you imagine discovering that you won nearly a half a million dollars just days before Christmas? Two lucky California Lottery players are about to find out just how that feels. That’s because the two big winners struck it... Read more »

Southern California | Media Advisories and Events

December 15, 2012

SoCal MEGA Millions® Ticket Hits $35 Million Jackpot

SACRAMENTO – One extremely lucky California Lottery player will be having a very merry Christmas. That’s because a single ticket sold in California hit last night’s MEGA Millions jackpot and is worth a whopping $35 million!  The luc... Read more »

Southern California | Media Advisories and Events

December 14, 2012

Halfway to Expiration Date for $170,000 MEGA Millions® Ticket Sold in San Diego

SACRAMENTO – It’s been exactly three months now, and still no sign of the winner of a $170,827 MEGA Millions prize. Details are limited, but we do know that on the night of September 14, one lucky ticket sold in San Diego came up big in t... Read more »

Southern California | Media Advisories and Events

December 7, 2012

Fifth Time’s the Charm for Bay Area $1 Million Scratchers® Winner

SACRAMENTO – Li Hua Huang is the California Lottery’s latest $1 million prize winner, thanks to the $250 Million Cash Spectacular Scratchers game. Huang and her friend came into the Lottery’s San Francisco District Office this mornin... Read more »

Northern California | Winners Stories

December 7, 2012

Navy Reservist Wastes No Time Claiming $195,000 Fantasy 5 Prize

SACRAMENTO – Alfredo Jauregui is a Navy Reservist who just returned from Afghanistan in November.  That alone would make for a merry Christmas, but now he and his family have even more reason to celeb... Read more »

Northern California | Winners Stories

December 6, 2012

$190,000 Fantasy 5 Top Prize Claimed by Southern California Man

SACRAMENTO – There were two big winners on Tuesday night who split a Fantasy 5 top prize worth more than $380,000. And for one – Ivan Hernandez – it didn’t take too long to come forward and claim their prize. Hernandez walked into th... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

December 5, 2012

Northern and Southern California Fantasy 5 Tickets Split Top Prize of $391,894

SACRAMENTO – No one matched all six numbers in last night’s MEGA Millions® draw, but two lucky California Lottery players still managed to win big. That’s because two lucky tickets – one sold in Northern California and one in Southern Cal... Read more »

Media Advisories and Events

December 4, 2012

Second SoCal MEGA Millions® Win Claimed

SACRAMENTO – Two lucky tickets matched the right numbers and won $269,746 in the November 20 MEGA Millions draw. Now the second and remaining winner has come forward to claim his prize. Adel Haddad purchased his winning ticket at th... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

December 3, 2012

Fantasy 5 Ticket Sold in North Hollywood Expires TODAY!

SACRAMENTO – Check the bottoms of your purses and your glove compartments because a Lottery ticket worth more than $200,000 expires today!  After nearly six months, a Fantasy 5 ticket sold in North Hollywood for the June 6 draw rema... Read more »

Southern California | Media Advisories and Events

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