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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, 2011

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June 3, 2011

$220,000 MEGA Millions® Ticket Sold in San Francisco Still Unclaimed

SACRAMENTO – Exactly one month ago today, one lucky California Lottery player who purchased a MEGA Millions ticket in San Francisco came up a big winner by matching five of six numbers in that night’s draw. The problem? That person still has not... Read more »

Northern California | Winners Stories

June 3, 2011

Only Two Months Left for Ontario Fantasy 5 Jackpot Winner

SACRAMENTO – It’s coming down to the wire for a Fantasy 5 jackpot winner who purchased their ticket in Ontario for a Lottery draw four months ago. The big winner matched all five numbers in the February 3 Fantasy 5 draw to claim a jackpot prize w... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

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