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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, 2012

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June 20, 2012

Notice of Public Meeting

Notice of Public Meeting WHAT: The California State Lottery Commission will hold a public meeting on Thursday, June 21, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at Lottery Headquarters in Sacramento. Members of the public are invited to attend. Persons... Read more »

Northern California | Media Advisories and Events

June 19, 2012

Man Wins $250,000 Scratchers® Prize – With a Little Help from His Cousin

SACRAMENTO – They say a cousin is a ready-made friend, always there to look out for you. This is certainly true in the case of Suranga Kumaranneh. You see, Kumaranneh recently purchased a California Lottery... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

June 19, 2012

Timing Right for Lottery Player to Strike It Rich!

SACRAMENTO – To say that Susana Castellanos had been dealing with a lot in her life is an understatement. The 26-year-old Los Angeles County woman had been considering a new job, her father had recently been in a car accident, and her mot... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

June 18, 2012

Man at Peace with MEGA Millions® Win in Gardena

SACRAMENTO – If he was excited with his big win, Rederick Chatman didn’t show it. The 47-year-old oil industry worker calmly walked into the California Lottery’s Santa Fe Springs District Office this afterno... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

June 18, 2012

NorCal Woman Wins $250,000 Scratchers® Prize

SACRAMENTO – Ida Lam says she doesn’t play the California Lottery’s Scratchers® games very often. In fact, she only started playing about a month ago when she first picked up a California Lottery Black Scratchers... Read more »

Northern California | Winners Stories

June 16, 2012

MEGA Millions® Ticket Sold in Gardena Worth $197,900!

SACRAMENTO – The money keeps on flowing. Although no one hit last night’s MEGA Millions jackpot, one lucky California Lottery player did match five out of six numbers. For as little as one dollar, that person scored $197,900! Doesn’t that... Read more »

Southern California | Media Advisories and Events

June 15, 2012

LA County Man Races to Claim Daily Derby® Grand Prize

SACRAMENTO – “My heart was racing,” said Ruben Santaella, describing what happened when he hit the grand prize in Wednesday’s Daily Derby game. Can you blame him? After all, Santaella was clutching a... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

June 14, 2012

Seafood Craving Earns Lottery Player Over $175,000

SACRAMENTO – Luz Barker had a hankering for some seafood, so she decided to make a stop at her local seafood market. Luckily for her, the market also sold lottery tickets. With the purchase of just a single MEGA Millions® ticket, Barker i... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

June 14, 2012

Daily Derby® Ticket Sold in El Segundo Worth More Than $150,000

SACRAMENTO – There may not have been a Triple Crown winner in horse racing this year, but one lucky California Lottery player who purchased their Daily Derby ticket in El Segundo (Los Angeles County) is excited nonetheless. That’s because... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

June 13, 2012

Southern Californians Split Fantasy 5 Top Prize Worth More Than $500,000

SACRAMENTO – Two California Lottery players from Southern California purchased big winning tickets for Monday night’s Fantasy 5 draw. Both players’ tickets matched all five numbers to split the top prize, netting each player $261,698.... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

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