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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!

May, 2013

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May 18, 2013

MEDIA ALERT: Preliminary POWERBALL® Draw Results for California

SACRAMENTO – New information coming in regarding tonight’s historic POWERBALL draw. There is widespread interest in this game, so even though we don’t have all of the specifics, we want to give you what information we have so that you can r... Read more »

Media Advisories and Events

May 17, 2013

BREAKING NEWS: Record POWERBALL® Jackpot Grows to $600 Million!

SACRAMENTO – If you thought the last POWERBALL jackpot was huge, this is unbelievable.  The estimated POWERBALL jackpot has been increased again. Are you ready for this? It now stands at $600 million. Yes, $600 million! That is a new record... Read more »

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May 16, 2013

Two Big POWERBALL® Winners from Northern California Come Forward to Claim Prizes

SACRAMENTO – By now we all know that the POWERBALL jackpot just keeps on climbing – up to $550 million (so far) for Saturday night. But along the way, we’ve had quite a few big winners in California, even without anyone winning the jackpot... Read more »

Northern California | Winners Stories

May 16, 2013

POWERBALL® Jackpot Grows to $550 Million!

SACRAMENTO – It was a little over a year ago when Lottery fever had officially gripped the nation. The MEGA Millions® jackpot for the night of March 30, 2012 was a stunning $656 million. Now, fast forward to today and see how the excitement... Read more »

Media Advisories and Events

May 16, 2013

Six California Players Win $250,000 Each as POWERBALL® Jackpot Soars to $475 Million!

MEGA Millions® Jackpot Climbs to $190 Million SACRAMENTO – Six POWERBALL players across our state matched five numbers in last night’s POWERBALL drawing, just missing the Powerball number and the $360 million jackpot. T... Read more »

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May 15, 2013

The POWERBALL® Jackpot is Climbing the Record Books as it Hits $360 Million

Friday Night’s MEGA Millions® Jackpot Soars to $190 million SACRAMENTO – The POWERBALL jackpot just keeps on rolling! In fact, no one has hit the jackpot of the multi-state lottery game since March 30th, which means tonight’... Read more »

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May 14, 2013

A Lucky Stop for a Hollywood Tour Guide Leads to a $900,000 POWERBALL® Win!

SACRAMENTO – For Sonny Alexander, it was just another day of work in Hollywood. See, Sonny is a tour guide who shows tourists how the rich and famous live. Little did he know, his stop at Shelly Café, which is located at 7013 Hollywood Boul... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

May 14, 2013

MEGA Millions® Jackpot Hits $170 Million for Tonight’s Draw

POWERBALL® Soars to $360 Million for Tomorrow Night SACRAMENTO – Can you imagine all the things you could do if you had $170 million? Well, if you play MEGA Millions tonight there’s a chance you might have to start writing o... Read more »

Media Advisories and Events

May 13, 2013

Notice of Public Meeting

WHAT: The California State Lottery Commission will hold a public meeting on Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at Lottery Headquarters in Sacramento. Members of the public are invited to attend. Persons needing reasonable accommodations... Read more »

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May 12, 2013

Three California POWERBALL® Tickets Split More Than $1.7 Million

POWERBALL Jackpot Climbs to $350 Million! SACRAMENTO – Even though no one matched all six numbers in last night’s $270 million POWERBALL jackpot draw, three lucky California players did match five out of six numbers and will... Read more »

Winners Stories

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