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Myth: Nobody Wins the Lottery.

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

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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!

April, 2013

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April 24, 2013

Two MEGA Millions® Tickets Bought in Southern California Worth $219,000 Each!

SACRAMENTO – Two MEGA Millions tickets sold in Southern California were just one number away from hitting last night’s $92 million MEGA Millions jackpot. However, the lucky tickets correctly matched five out of six numbers and are worth $21... Read more »

Southern California | Media Advisories and Events

April 24, 2013

POWERBALL® Jackpot at $116 Million for Tonight’s Draw

Highest Jackpot Since California Joined the Game SACRAMENTO – Tonight provides Californians with their first opportunity to play for a POWERBALL jackpot that is worth more than $100 million – $116 million to be exact – the l... Read more »

Media Advisories and Events

April 23, 2013

POWERBALL® Ticket Worth Over $500,000 is Claimed

SACRAMENTO – Concepcion Rosales didn’t waste any time claiming her Lottery winnings. On Saturday night, Rosales was one of two Lottery players to match five out of six POWERBALL numbers and win $501,893. Yesterday was the first day she coul... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

April 21, 2013

Two California POWERBALL® Tickets Split Over $1 Million POWERBALL Jackpot Climbs to $116 Million

SACRAMENTO – No one hit last night’s $95 million POWERBALL jackpot, however, two very lucky tickets sold in California matched five out of six numbers and will split a prize worth $1,003,786. Meanwhile, for California Lottery players, POWER... Read more »

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April 17, 2013

MEGA Millions® Ticket Bought in Los Angeles Worth $205,000!

SACRAMENTO – One MEGA Millions ticket sold in Los Angeles was just one number away from hitting last night’s $74 million MEGA Millions jackpot. However, the lucky ticket correctly matched five out of six numbers and is worth $205,234. T... Read more »

Southern California | Media Advisories and Events

April 16, 2013

Two Self-Employed Fantasy 5 Winners Come Forward, Each Winning More Than $150,000

SACRAMENTO – Last weekend there were two Fantasy 5 winners – one from Southern California and one from Northern California – and both have already come forward to claim their $150,950 prizes. Shane Hayd... Read more »

Winners Stories

April 16, 2013

California’s First Million Dollar POWERBALL® Ticket is Claimed

SACRAMENTO – Tom Ngumi had a Monday morning unlike any other. Just minutes after getting off work after a long 12-hour work shift, Ngumi found out he was California’s first million dollar POWERBALL winner! Ngumi was still in shock yesterday... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

April 15, 2013

Notice of Public Meeting

WHAT: The California State Lottery Commission will hold a public meeting on Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at Lottery Headquarters in Sacramento. Members of the public are invited to attend. Persons needing reasonable accommodation... Read more »

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April 14, 2013

First Million Dollar POWERBALL® Ticket Sold in Buena Park

SACRAMENTO – Buena Park can boast that it is the first California city to sell a POWERBALL ticket worth more than a million dollars! One lucky Lottery player in the area matched five out of six numbers in last night’s POWERBALL draw and the... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

April 14, 2013

Two Fantasy 5 Tickets – One Sold in Thousand Oaks and One in San Francisco – Worth More Than $150,000 Each

SACRAMENTO – Two lucky people – one in Southern and one in Northern California – both scored big in last night’s Fantasy 5 drawing. That’s because both tickets, one purchased in Thousand Oaks and one in San Francisco, matched all five numbe... Read more »

Winners Stories

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