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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!

August, 2013

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August 15, 2013

POWERBALL® Ticket Sold in Long Beach Worth Nearly $370,000

SACRAMENTO – While no one matched all six numbers in last night’s POWERBALL drawing, one lucky player who bought their ticket in Long Beach did match five out of six numbers and that ticket is worth $369,978.   The winning ticket was sold a... Read more »

Southern California | Media Advisories and Events

August 15, 2013

San Jose POWERBALL® Ticket Worth More Than $250,000 Remains Unclaimed After Three Months

SACRAMENTO – Okay Bay Area POWERBALL players, check your junk drawers, under the cushions of your couch, and even in the side pockets on your car doors, because you may have a POWERBALL ticket from May 15th worth $256,317. That ticket... Read more »

Northern California | Media Advisories and Events

August 14, 2013

Los Angeles Man Wins Largest POWERBALL® Prize Ever in California

SACRAMENTO – A few weeks ago, Manuel Guzman was just one number away from snagging the gigantic $235 million POWERBALL jackpot. He didn’t win the jackpot, but his ticket did match five of six numbers and was worth a whopping $3,095,357! Tha... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

August 13, 2013

Group of Four Claims National City POWERBALL® Ticket

Three Tickets Worth $289K Each Still Unclaimed SACRAMENTO – Vicente Palma, Jun Cocoba, Frank Sannicolas and Alex Ragunton have been playing the Lottery as a group for eight years but, like many players, only buy tickets when... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

August 13, 2013

SoCal Man is “Lucky for Life”

Man Claims California Lucky for Life Ticket Worth $650,000 SACRAMENTO – Everyone has heard the old saying, “timing is everything.” Well in the case of Miguel Orozco and his wife, this statement couldn’t be truer. Th... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

August 13, 2013

A Stop for a Cup of Coffee Turns into a Fortune!

Lucky for Life Scratchers® Player Wins $6.5 Million SACRAMENTO – Thanh Nguyen was just getting a cup of coffee when he decided to pick up one of the California Lottery’s most popular Scratchers, a $10 Lucky for Life ticket. That... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

August 12, 2013

Newest Scratchers® Ticket Pays Off Big in Alameda County!

Woman Claims the Game’s First $1,000,000 Prize   SACRAMENTO – To say that diamonds are a girl’s best friend is an understatement, just ask Barbara Slattery. She claimed one heck of a dazzling prize in the California Lottery... Read more »

Northern California | Winners Stories

August 12, 2013

Two Fantasy 5 Tickets Split Nearly $400,000 Top Prize

Winners Purchased Tickets in Fort Bragg and Oxnard  SACRAMENTO – Now this is the way you start a work week. Time to hand out some money! Last night’s Fantasy 5 draw ended with two lucky people splitting the top prize of $39... Read more »

Media Advisories and Events

August 10, 2013

Southern CA Cashes in: Ticket Sold in San Diego Wins $11 Million SuperLotto Plus® Jackpot!

Ticket sold in San Bernardino County Wins Large POWERBALL® Prize SACRAMENTO – Yes! We have some super-exciting news to share with you tonight. A lucky player who bought their ticket in San Diego matched all six numbers to w... Read more »

Southern California | Media Advisories and Events

August 9, 2013

Sunnyvale Trio Pools Their Money to Win POWERBALL® Prize Worth Nearly $300,000

SACRAMENTO – Priya Rangarjan dreamed about winning the POWERBALL jackpot. Not like the day dreams most Californians had earlier this week when the jackpot soared to $448 million…she literally had a dream in her sleep that she won the Lotter... Read more »

Northern California | Winners Stories

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