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Myth: Nobody Wins the Lottery.

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

PRESS RELEASES

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, 2013

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June 23, 2013

Two Big Wins in Sacramento County!

Ticket Sold in Fair Oaks Wins Top Prize in Fantasy 5 Draw Ticket Sold in Sacramento Takes 2nd Place in SuperLotto Plus® SACRAMENTO – If you play the Lottery, listen up. The California Lottery is reporting two bi... Read more »

Northern California | Media Advisories and Events

June 21, 2013

Two Prizes Totaling Over $1.2 Million Claimed Today

SACRAMENTO – On Wednesday, two lucky Lottery players came up big, winning prizes totaling well over $1.2 million. One of those players was James Cole, who purchased a POWERBALL® ticket that successfully matched five of six numbers earning h... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

June 21, 2013

Good Deed Brings Man $187,000 Fantasy 5 Top Prize

SACRAMENTO – Saraber Yousefi is a good son, so when his dad’s car was overheating, he took it to their family’s mechanic to see what was wrong. While he was there, Yousefi went to the 7-Eleven and bought a Fantasy 5 ticket. He let the compu... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

June 21, 2013

POWERBALL® Ticket Sold in Los Angeles Still Unclaimed One Month Later

SACRAMENTO – One month after a POWERBALL ticket sold in Los Angeles matched five of six numbers to win a prize worth $465,539, it remains unclaimed. The winning ticket was sold at Whitley Heights Market, which is located at 1900 North H... Read more »

Southern California | Media Advisories and Events

June 21, 2013

POWERBALL® Jackpot Hits $127 Million for Tomorrow's Draw

Lottery Headquarters Lights Building Green in Honor of Jackpot Fever SACRAMENTO – Guess what? Since no one matched all six numbers in Wednesday night’s POWERBALL jackpot, it just keeps on growing – up to an impressive $127 m... Read more »

Media Advisories and Events

June 20, 2013

Two POWERBALL® Tickets Worth Over $1 Million Each Claimed!

SACRAMENTO – Last Wednesday, two lucky Lottery players who purchased their tickets in Southern California matched five of six POWERBALL numbers to win a whopping $1,038,240 each! The two players didn’t waste any time as they both claimed th... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

June 20, 2013

Two SoCal Players Win Big Last Night!

San Diego County Ticket is Worth Nearly $1 Million SACRAMENTO – Two lucky Lottery players came up big last night, winning prizes totaling well over $1 million. A POWERBALL® ticket sold in La Mesa successfully matched five of... Read more »

Southern California | Media Advisories and Events

June 19, 2013

“LIFE”-Changing Ticket Sold in Northridge

Lottery Prize Breaks Down to $2,500 a Week for 25 Years!  SACRAMENTO – What if your spouse called you and said you won the Lottery…would you believe them? Well Joseph Bua’s wife didn’t believe it – not even after he took a picture of the winni... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

June 19, 2013

Dad Wins Big on Father’s Day

New 20x Crossword Scratcher has a $750,000 Top Prize SACRAMENTO – It’s pretty safe to say that Jose Hernandez won’t soon forget this past Father’s Day. That’s because the lucky dad won a whopping... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

June 18, 2013

Winning Fantasy 5 Ticket Sold in Rosemead is Claimed

SACRAMENTO – Ton Du has a pretty unique story about his winning Fantasy 5 ticket. The unique part isn’t that he won $187,960, it’s that he didn’t even pay the regular $1 for his winning ticket. That’s because his... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

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