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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!

April, 2012

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April 13, 2012

Real-Life Rock Star Wins First $250,000 Top Prize in California Lottery Black Scratchers® Ticket

SACRAMENTO – Spencer Davis is a real-life rock star, having been part of The Spencer Davis Group since the 1960’s. He’s also a “man about town.” Actually, he’s a “man about island” considering he live... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

April 12, 2012

California’s Newest Millionaire Wastes No Time Claiming His Prize

SACRAMENTO – Gustavo Aguilar always goes to the same barber to get his haircuts. Sometimes he stops at Good Luck Liquor next door to buy a Scratchers ticket, too. Yesterday, he got a haircut, bought a $250 Million Cash Spectacular Sc... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

April 12, 2012

Lottery Player Wins $227,000 After 10 Year Hiatus

SACRAMENTO – Rogelio Banuelos hadn’t played the Lottery in over 10 years. But after seeing the excitement all over the news about the record-breaking MEGA Millions® jackpot, he decided maybe he better get in on the action. Banuelos invest... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

April 12, 2012

MEGA Millions® Ticket Worth $227,000 from Wildomar Claimed

SACRAMENTO – Stephen Rodgers isn’t in a rush for many things. In fact, he didn’t even check his MEGA Millions tickets from the March 30th draw until this week. It was only then when he realized he had matched five numbers and had won $227... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

April 10, 2012

CA Trucker Hits Pay Dirt

SACRAMENTO – Gilda Cook of Ridgecrest is going places. The Kern County woman said she’s been driving trucks for years. One of her passions is playing Lottery. So, it is no surprise that she would spen... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

April 9, 2012

Fantasy 5 Ticket Sold in Garden Grove Worth $247,125

SACRAMENTO – Easter Sunday has proven to be a luckier day than expected for one California Lottery player. That player matched all five numbers in last night’s Fantasy 5 draw and is $247,125 richer as soon as they come in to claim their p... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

April 9, 2012

Group of Northern California Coworkers Claim MEGA Millions® Prize Worth $227,000

SACRAMENTO – Another Lottery pool has proven to be a resounding success, and this time it’s a group of Northern California coworkers who are cashing in. That’s because one of the tickets they purchased for the historic $656 million MEGA M... Read more »

Northern California | Winners Stories

April 9, 2012

Large Group of County Workers to Split

SACRAMENTO – A large group of Los Angeles County workers has something new to talk about at the office. They can share stories of how they plan to spend their portion of the winnings, after one of their tickets matched five out of six num... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

April 9, 2012

Many More Claim Mega Millions® Prize Money

SACRAMENTO – It has been a few days, but we are now finding out who holds many more of the tickets that matched five numbers in the historic $656 million MEGA Millions draw on March 30, 2012. Each winning ticket claims a prize worth $227,... Read more »

Winners Stories

April 9, 2012

Win on a Whim! -- $8 Million SuperLotto Plus® Jackpot

SACRAMENTO – Three lucky Los Angeles County co-workers struck it rich Saturday night as they joined forces to buy the winning $8 million SuperLotto Plus ticket. Tina Williams, Melvin Reyes and Lina Garrido said they were sitting around work... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

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