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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!

April, 2014

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April 16, 2014

$320,000 Mega Millions® Ticket Purchased in Palmdale!

SACRAMENTO – Somebody in the small city of Palmdale woke up a very lucky person today. That’s because they bought a Mega Millions and matched five out of six numbers to win a cool $320,061! The lucky person bought their ticket at Pal... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

April 15, 2014

Convenience Store Stop Leads to Big $750,000 Crossword Payday

SACRAMENTO – A last minute after work stop for supplies last Friday evening paid off big time for Jesus Quezada! That’s because the Garden Grove lottery player picked up a $10 20X Crossword Scratchers... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

April 15, 2014

Persistence Pays Off as Professional Boxer Scores a Knockout With $1 Million Scratchers® Win in L.A. County!

SACRAMENTO – Professional boxer Damian Wills is not a regular Lottery player by any means. But if pressed he’ll tell you that he loves the new California Black Exclusive Scratchers ticket. In fact, he loves it so much he drove to four sto... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

April 15, 2014

Swear Jar Money Leads to $1 Million Scratchers® Win in Fresno County!

SACRAMENTO – It’s not every day that paying yourself a fine for a bad habit pays off big time, but for Isaias Herrera that’s exactly what happened! The Riverdale lottery player decided to use the mone... Read more »

Winners Stories

April 14, 2014

$30 Million Jackpot Winning Mega Millions® Ticket Purchased in Los Angeles Claimed!

SACRAMENTO – After only a week and a half of waiting Los Angeles’ newest millionaire has finally come forward. Leopoldo Choi verified his winning ticket at the California Lottery’s Van Nuys district office today after he matched all... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

April 14, 2014

Expiring Gas Coupon leads to $200,000 Win in Tarzana

SACRAMENTO – It’s funny how life works sometimes – how a small, meaningless decision can change everything. Take Sandra Sugarman, for example. She was about to head home after work when she remembered she had a gas coupon that was about t... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

April 13, 2014

Lucky Powerball® Ticket Creates Latest Millionaire in San Bernardino County

SACRAMENTO – Who says you can’t win the lottery living out in the Mojave Desert!? Today is an extra nice Sunday for whoever owns the Powerball ticket that matched five of six numbers during last night’s draw. That’s because that lucky pie... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

April 10, 2014

Lottery Winners’ Donation Transforms L.A. County Neighborhood Baseball Field!

Couple to be Recognized During Opening Day Ceremony in Carson SACRAMENTO – “This will be one of my proudest achievements.” April Fernando is talking about the simple winning move she made that is having a dramatic impact on... Read more »

Southern California | Media Advisories and Events

April 9, 2014

Daydream Comes True for $650,000 Orange County California Lucky for Life Scratchers® Winner!

SACRAMENTO – Leon Simpson remembers walking around his backyard recently, thinking about all of the home improvements he would love to get done – if only he had the money. “I would visualize having (workers) there getting them done. But I... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

April 8, 2014

$200,000 Scratchers® Win for Monterey County Woman!

SACRAMENTO – According to Patricia Lopez, she had never won anything in her life. With a scratch of a ticket that all changed very quickly. Lopez walked into the California Lottery’s East Bay District... Read more »

Winners Stories

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