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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!

June, 2014

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June 17, 2014

Best Father’s Day Ever for One Tehama County Man

SACRAMENTO – As far as Father’s Days go, it would be hard for any dad out there to top the day Joshua Jefferson just had. It was actually a fairly ordinary day right up until he scratched off a $5 Mil... Read more »

Northern California | Winners Stories

June 16, 2014

Notice of Public Meeting

WHAT: The California State Lottery Commission will hold a public meeting Thursday, June 26, 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

June 13, 2014

Friday the 13th Proves Lucky for Fantasy 5 Player in San Rafael!

SACRAMENTO – Usually Friday the 13th is known to be an unlucky day, but today someone in San Rafael is waking up feeling very lucky after winning the top prize on the Fantasy 5 draw from last night. Their ticket matched all of the winning... Read more »

Northern California | Winners Stories

June 10, 2014

Thank Heavens! Retiree wins $1 Million in Oakland

SACRAMENTO – Maria Moreno may be retired, but she stays pretty busy. She works part-time and is active in her church, even traveling around the world with fellow members. With that said, she doesn’t have time to wait around. That’s why sh... Read more »

Northern California | Winners Stories

June 10, 2014

What a Day for $200,000 Scratchers® Winner in Hawthorne

SACRAMENTO – Admit it. Most people aren’t thrilled when it comes to Mondays. That attitude no longer applies to Eric Jett, who now says, “I think that’s my new favorite day of the week!” You can’t really blame him. After all, the 38-year-... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

June 9, 2014

$468,000 Up For Grabs as Mega Millions® Ticket Purchased in Bay Area Remains Unclaimed!

SACRAMENTO – Call it the ultimate cash grab. The California Lottery is on the hunt for someone who still hasn’t claimed their share of nearly half a million dollars! That lucky player matched five of six winning numbers in the May 9th Meg... Read more »

Northern California | Winners Stories

June 6, 2014

Daily Derby® Winner From L.A. Pulling For California Chrome to Make the Golden State Proud

SACRAMENTO – Eric Moore admits he’s not a huge horse racing fan, but he loves playing his luck at the California Lottery’s virtual Daily Derby track. “I’m a regular player. I love the game. I’m hooked... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

June 2, 2014

Fantasy 5 is a Favorite in San Jose as the Fifth Big Winner of the Year Comes Forward!

SACRAMENTO – The luck in San Jose continues! Get this – our latest big winner, Sheila Sarsfield, is the fifth Fantasy 5 winner to purchase a top prize-winning ticket in San Jose in the last year! Sarsfield came into the Lottery’s East Bay... Read more »

Northern California | Winners Stories

June 1, 2014

Down the Stretch They Came! ‘Money Bags’ Crosses Finish Line for Rare $579,000 Daily Derby® Win in L.A.!

SACRAMENTO – With all eyes on California Chrome (as this electrifying Thoroughbred from California attempts to win the Triple Crown next weekend at the Belmont Stakes) – hey, we thought it only makes sense for the California Lottery to ge... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

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