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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!

August, 2014

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August 18, 2014

Play at the Pump Pilot Program Demonstration

SACRAMENTO – This fall, the California Lottery will be launching Play at the Pump, an exciting pilot program at approximately 100-150 existing lottery retail fuel locations in Los Angeles and Sacramento. With just a few quick and easy ste... Read more »

Southern California | Media Advisories and Events

August 13, 2014

New Millionaire Plans to Put Mom First

L.A. County Winner Scores Big With Lottery’s Newest $20 Game! SACRAMENTO – What would you do if you won the lottery? It’s a question many Californians have asked themselves, including Jose Aguayo. But for Aguayo it a... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

August 12, 2014

Mail Carrier Stops in for a Drink, Comes out $650,000 Richer!

SACRAMENTO – Susan Nichols is a mail carrier in the Sacramento area and after her route, she sometimes stops into a local gas station for a cool drink – especially on a hot day. Back in July, she did just that a... Read more »

Northern California | Winners Stories

August 11, 2014

$5 Million Jackpot Winning Ticket Sold In Chino!

SACRAMENTO – What better way to start your week than by winning $5 million?! That’s what Richard Duran did, and he came into the California Lottery’s Santa Fe Springs District Office to claim his $5 Million Jackpot Scratchers® top prize e... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

August 9, 2014

$7 Million Powerball® Ticket Sold In Manhattan Beach!

SACRAMENTO – The Powerball jackpot was a cool $90 million tonight, 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 still... Read more »

Southern California | Media Advisories and Events

August 6, 2014

California Lottery Launches Lucky Retailer Site

SACRAMENTO – Feeling lucky? Well, we are, and what better way to prove it than to introduce our new and improved Lucky Retailers site. Here you can easily find Lucky Retailers by entering an address, a city or ZIP Code. With more than 21,... Read more »

Lottery Performance

August 5, 2014

$1.1 Million Mega Millions® Ticket Sold in Tulare County Claimed!

SACRAMENTO – Oscar Uvalle didn’t waste any time staking claim to his Mega Millions prize. Monday was the first day Uvalle could claim his prize after Friday night’s Mega Millions draw, and he did just that. Uvalle’s ticket matched five of... Read more »

Winners Stories

August 3, 2014

South El Monte Ticket Hits $26 Million SuperLotto Plus® Jackpot

SACRAMENTO – We’re not sure what’s hotter, this August weather or California Lottery players. One day after somebody won $1.1 million by matching five of six Mega Millions® numbers, someone else matched all six SuperLotto Plus numbers to... Read more »

Southern California | Media Advisories and Events

August 2, 2014

Mega Millions® Ticket Sold in Tulare County is Worth Over $1.1 Million!

SACRAMENTO – One California lottery ticket was oh so close to hitting last night’s Mega Millions jackpot. The owner of the ticket is still a big winner though, and will collect $1,154,385 after matching five of six numbers.  The win... Read more »

Media Advisories and Events

August 1, 2014

$750,000 Winner in Santa Cruz County

SACRAMENTO – What could be better than hanging out on the beach in sunny Santa Cruz? How about winning three quarters of a million dollars?! Manuel Escobar-Martinez was the latest lucky lottery player to purchase a top prize-winning Bonus... Read more »

Northern California | Winners Stories

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