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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!

July, 2010

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July 4, 2010

Gilroy Lottery Ticket Wins $308k

SACRAMENTO – A lucky California Lottery player in Gilroy can purchase a whole booth of fireworks for their 4th of July celebration.  That’s because their winning Fantasy 5 ticket matched all five numbers in last night’s draw and is worth $30... Read more »

Northern California | Winners Stories

July 4, 2010

Imperial Valley SuperLotto Plus® Ticket Wins $7 Million Jackpot

SACRAMENTO – A lucky California Lottery player in Westmorland will be seeing plenty of fireworks this 4th of July. That’s because they matched all six numbers in last night’s SuperLotto Plus draw, and their ticket is worth a hot $7 million.... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

July 3, 2010

San Diego Resident Hits a Home Run on "Make Me a Millionare"

SACRAMENTO – On the final episode of Make Me a Millionaire, 12 lucky contestants were awarded a total of $213,500 in cash and prizes. George E. Tomaiko of San Diego won $60,000 playing California Cool. The retired S... Read more »

Winners Stories

July 2, 2010

Retired Phone Company Worker Claims $308,000 Prize

SACRAMENTO – A phone company worker’s retirement just became a little more comfortable and secure now that he has claimed his MEGA Millions® prize of $308,041. He and his wife, who both asked to remain anonymous, said that p... Read more »

Winners Stories

July 1, 2010

Corona Del Mar SuperLotto Plus® Ticket Wins $9 Million Jackpot

SACRAMENTO – A lucky California Lottery player in Corona Del Mar has plenty of reasons to start their 4th of July celebration early this year. That’s because they matched all six numbers in last night’s SuperLotto Plus draw to claim a $9 million... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

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