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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!

September, 2013

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September 20, 2013

The Winning Across California Continues

More MEGA Millions® Millionaires May Be Made Tonight! SACRAMENTO – While no one in California hit Wednesday’s $400 Million POWERBALL® jackpot, plenty of players cashed in big time on games across the state this week, including t... Read more »

Winners Stories

September 20, 2013

Fantasy 5 Wins in Monterey and San Diego Counties!

SACRAMENTO – It is nice when we are able to share news like this. Not one, but two tickets in our state matched all five numbers in last night’s Fantasy 5 drawing. One of those tickets was sold in Salinas (Monterey County) and the other was... Read more »

Media Advisories and Events

September 19, 2013

Two POWERBALL® Tickets Sold in Southern California Split $1.7 Million Prize

SACRAMENTO – While no one in California won last night’s POWERBALL drawing, two lucky players did match five out of six numbers and will split a prize worth more than $1.7 million, making each ticket worth $873,083 to be exact!   The first... Read more »

Southern California | Media Advisories and Events

September 18, 2013

Winner Positive About $2.4 Million

POWERBALL® Win in LA County SACRAMENTO – There’s good news surrounding that multi-million dollar POWERBALL win in South Pasadena on Saturday. A man has come forward to claim the prize. Tarik Hawa arrived at the Lottery’s Van... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

September 16, 2013

Notice of Public Meeting

WHAT: The California State Lottery Commission will hold a public meeting on Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at Lottery Headquarters in Sacramento. Members of the public are invited to attend. Persons needing reasonable accommoda... Read more »

Northern California | Media Advisories and Events

September 15, 2013

Two Huge Lottery Wins in LA County

Including POWERBALL® Ticket Worth $2.4 Million! SACRAMENTO – We have some exciting Lottery news to share with you this morning. Los Angeles County came up a huge winner in last night’s drawings. The biggest win includes a PO... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

September 14, 2013

The Winning Across California Continues As MEGA Millions® & POWERBALL® Jackpots Grow!

SACRAMENTO – While all the talk this weekend will be about two of the California Lottery’s most exciting draw games, MEGA Millions and POWERBALL, plenty of players cashed in big time on games across the state, including these three lucky Ca... Read more »

Winners Stories

September 11, 2013

Bakersfield MEGA Millions® Ticket Worth $1.5 Million as Jackpot Grows to $119 Million

Tonight’s POWERBALL® Jackpot Sits at $245 Million SACRAMENTO – One lucky MEGA Millions player in Bakersfield came oh so close to last night’s $106 million jackpot after matching five of the six winning numbers. The winning t... Read more »

Media Advisories and Events

September 10, 2013

SoCal Fantasy 5 Ticket Worth $180,000

MEGA Millions® and POWERBALL® Jackpots Keep Growing          SACRAMENTO – One lucky San Bernardino Fantasy 5 player is $180,521 richer after matching all five winning numbers in last night’s drawing. The winning ticket was... Read more »

Southern California | Media Advisories and Events

September 10, 2013

$11 Million SuperLotto Plus® Ticket Sold in San Diego Still Unclaimed!

SACRAMENTO – Don’t wait another minute. Check your purse, your car or that stack of papers you keep on your kitchen countertop. Wherever you stash your Lottery tickets after you buy them, run and check to see if you have this one. It’s a Su... Read more »

Southern California | Media Advisories and Events

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