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Myth: Nobody Wins the Lottery.

Fact: The California Lottery pays out tens of millions of dollars in prizes every week. 

PRESS RELEASES

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, 2010

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April 10, 2010

Lucky Contestants Win Cars on this Week’s “Make Me a Millionaire”

SACRAMENTO - "Make Me a Millionaire," the California Lottery’s TV game show, awarded 12 lucky contestants a total of $144,000 in cash and prizes on this week’s show. Two out of three contestants playing the Lucky Pe... Read more »

Winners Stories

April 8, 2010

Lottery Prize Flexibility Bill has Something for Everyone

SACRAMENTO – More winners, more prizes and more money for education. That’s what the California Lottery expects in its future now that critical legislation has been signed that will trim administrative costs and give Lottery... Read more »

Lottery Performance

April 7, 2010

Winning MEGA Millions® Ticket Worth $420K Sold in Bakersfield

SACRAMENTO – A California Lottery player who bought their ticket in Bakersfield matched five of six numbers in last night’s MEGA Millions draw, and won a $420,527 prize. The winning ticket was purchased at Von’s Grocery, whi... Read more »

Winners Stories

April 6, 2010

$20 Million SuperLotto Plus® Ticket Sold in San Jose Yet to be Claimed

SACRAMENTO – The California Lottery is still searching for the SuperLotto Plus jackpot winner who purchased their ticket in San Jose for the February 6 draw. The ticket matched all 6 numbers and is worth $20 million. The tic... Read more »

Northern California | Winners Stories

April 5, 2010

Retired Salinas Woman Claims $37 Million SuperLotto® Jackpot

SACRAMENTO – California Lottery officials are excited to announce that the winner of the $37 million jackpot from last Saturday has stepped forward to claim her prize. Mitsuko Higashi, a 77 year-old retired hospital worker... Read more »

Northern California | Winners Stories

April 4, 2010

Salinas SuperLotto® Ticket Wins $37 Million Jackpot!

SACRAMENTO – The Easter Bunny left something extra sweet for a lucky California Lottery player this Easter Sunday – a ticket worth $37 million! The winner matched all six numbers in last night’s draw. The winning ticket was... Read more »

Northern California | Winners Stories

April 1, 2010

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING - Commission Meeting in Burbank

WHAT: The California State Lottery Commission will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 9:30 a.m. at Burbank City H... Read more »

Media Advisories and Events

April 1, 2010

Three Contestants Win Cars on this Week’s “Make Me a Millionaire”

SACRAMENTO - "Make Me a Millionaire," the California Lottery’s TV game show, awarded 12 lucky contestants a total of $187,000 in cash and prizes on this week’s show. This week’s episode awarded all three Lucky Penny... Read more »

Winners Stories

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