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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!

February, 2014

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February 20, 2014


California Lottery Spokespeople Will Update Media on $425.3 Million Powerball® Win SACRAMENTO – We are still waiting for the lucky person who won last night’s $425.3 million Powerball jackpot to come forward. Members of... Read more »

Northern California | Media Advisories and Events

February 20, 2014


Still Awaiting Final Results from other Lottery Jurisdictions SACRAMENTO – A California Lottery player has hit the $400 million Powerball jackpot! At this time, we don’t know if this ticket is the only winning ticket o... Read more »

Northern California | Winners Stories

February 19, 2014

Powerball® Jackpot at $400 Million for Tonight’s Draw

Sixth Largest Jackpot in U.S. History Up for Grabs SACRAMENTO – Here we go again! We are officially heading toward Powerball history and it all starts with tonight’s $400 million draw – the fourth largest Powerball jack... Read more »

Media Advisories and Events

February 19, 2014

Choice Words After Man Wins $1 Million on California Black Exclusive Scratchers®

SACRAMENTO – Cover your ears! Some rather choice words were flying after Rick Westerlund discovered he scored a cool $1 million on a California Black Exclusive Scratchers ticket sold in Orange County. Westerlund said he was sitting in his... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

February 19, 2014

Powerball Winners are Peas in a Pod

Powerball® Jackpot Soars to $400 Million SACRAMENTO – On February 8th, two lucky California Lottery players matched five of six Powerball numbers to win $1,294,116 each! The two winners must be peas in a pod, because not onl... Read more »

Winners Stories

February 18, 2014

Still Outstanding – $2.6 Million Winning Lottery Ticket Sold in San Diego County!

SACRAMENTO – People play the Lottery hoping to win money. Well, someone won $2.6 million on a Mega Millions® ticket sold in San Diego County two months ago, but this ticket remains unclaimed. Of course, you ask, “Why hasn’t the winn... Read more »

Southern California | Media Advisories and Events

February 18, 2014

Restroom Stop Leads To $200,000 Scratchers® Win!

SACRAMENTO – Some California Lottery players have their favorite retail locations they go to. Some of them are superstitious. Some are friends with the owners and employees. Dinora Cea of Victorville... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

February 15, 2014

Half a Million Dollar Mega Millions® Win in L.A. County – Who Needs a Presidents Day Sale Now?!

Holiday Weekend Starts on a Great Note With Mighty $505,010 Win in Baldwin Park  SACRAMENTO – When the person who purchased last night’s winning Mega Millions ticket returns to work on Tuesday, they’re going to have a great story about ho... Read more »

Southern California | Media Advisories and Events

February 14, 2014

Notice of Public Meeting

WHAT: The California State Lottery Commission will hold a public meeting Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at Lottery Headquarters in Sacramento. Members of the public are invited to attend. Persons needing reasonable accommodat... Read more »

Media Advisories and Events

February 14, 2014

Two Huge Jackpots Up for Grabs on Valentine’s Day Weekend

Who Wouldn’t Love to Get Their Share of Nearly a Half Billion in Combined Jackpots? SACRAMENTO – Today is Valentine’s Day. And while people across the state scramble to get thoughtful gifts for their loved ones, imagine... Read more »

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