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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!

May, 2014

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May 18, 2014

$1.2 Million Powerball® Ticket Sold In Los Angeles

SACRAMENTO – The Powerball jackpot was a cool $100 million last night, and one lucky California Lottery ticket was just one number away from hitting it. Although the ticket narrowly missed the massive jackpot, whoever purchased it will st... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

May 17, 2014

$283,000 Winning Fantasy 5 Ticket Sold in Mission Viejo!

SACRAMENTO – One lucky California Lottery Fantasy 5 player who purchased a ticket in Mission Viejo is more than a quarter of a million dollars richer today. That’s because their ticket matched all of the winning Fantasy 5 numbers of 31, 5... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

May 15, 2014

Rocket Launcher Claims $193,000 Fantasy 5 Ticket Sold in Long Beach

SACRAMENTO – Elvie Lago has a very interesting job. She is part of a company that launches rockets to the equator for communications. Lago recently won $193,355 playing Fantasy 5 and wanted to come in quickly to claim her prize because sh... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

May 15, 2014

Koreatown Store Sells Winning Mega Millions® Ticket Worth $468,000!

SACRAMENTO – May 9th turned out to be a very lucky night for Kwan Lee. That is because he won $468,905 after matching five of the six winning numbers in that night’s Mega Millions drawing. Lee m... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

May 13, 2014

How Do You Spell Out a $750,000 Win? “T-y-l-e-n-o-l!”

Pounding Headache leads Los Angeles Woman to a Soothing Scratchers® Payout SACRAMENTO – The bills were piling up and Maria Luna was at home this past Friday trying to figure out ho... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

May 12, 2014

Notice of Public Meeting

WHAT: The California State Lottery Commission will hold a public meeting Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at Lottery Headquarters in Sacramento. Members of the public are invited to attend. Persons needing reasonable accommodations... Read more »

Northern California | Media Advisories and Events

May 12, 2014

$300,000 Mega Millions® Ticket Sold in Burbank Finally Claimed

SACRAMENTO – A few weeks ago we sent out a press release telling people to check their pockets, glove compartments, sock drawers or anywhere else they could think of, because they just might be sitting on a large chunk of change. Well, To... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

May 10, 2014

Bay Area and LA Mega Millions® Tickets Each Worth $468,000!

SACRAMENTO – It turned out to be a great start to the weekend for two Mega Millions players in the Bay Area and Los Angeles. That’s because both tickets matched five of six winning numbers in last night’s Mega Millions drawing making each... Read more »

Media Advisories and Events

May 9, 2014

Competitive Gas Prices Net $1.3 Million Scratchers® Win in Stanislaus County!

SACRAMENTO – Like most of us these days, Heyam Khacho likes to find ways to save a buck. One way she does this is by looking for the lowest gas price in town, and when she finds it, she fills up. Last Saturday when she filled up her car,... Read more »

Northern California | Winners Stories

May 5, 2014

Man Thanks “Retirement Hobby” for $5 Million Win in Julian

SACRAMENTO – Pat Clark enjoys playing the lottery. He plays Scratchers® and draw games on a weekly basis – jokingly calling it his “retirement hobby.” Clark admits, “It’s not a good one, but I had a f... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

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