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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, 2012

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July 9, 2012

Proud Father Wins $1 Million on Scratchers® Ticket

SACRAMENTO – Gurdeep Singh walked into the California Lottery’s Van Nuys District Office feeling like a winner. That’s because he was holding a $250 Million Cash Spectacular Scratchers® ticket worth a cool $1 million. Although Singh... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

July 6, 2012

Feeling Fine about Fantasy 5 Lottery Win in Los Angeles

SACRAMENTO – David McDonald has done what so many other people wish they could do. He walked into the California Lottery’s Van Nuys District Office and turned in his Lottery ticket worth $221,521. That was the top prize in the Fantasy 5 d... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

July 6, 2012

No More Blues for Musician After Top Prize Win

SACRAMENTO – Tommy Arviso was not impressed with his winning ticket – “I thought I’d won only $25,” Arviso said. Thankfully, his Scratchers® ticket was worth a lot more. Only after saving it from being thrown away by a family member did h... Read more »

Northern California | Winners Stories

July 6, 2012

One Month Later, Fantasy 5 Ticket Sold in North Hollywood Still Unclaimed

SACRAMENTO – No one has come forward to claim a Fantasy 5 ticket sold in North Hollywood for the June 6 draw. That ticket matched all five numbers and is worth $224,377. The winning ticket was sold at GIP Liquor, which is located at... Read more »

Southern California | Media Advisories and Events

July 5, 2012

Fantasy 5 Ticket Sold in Los Angeles Worth $221,000

SACRAMENTO – The fireworks will continue for one lucky California Lottery player in the Los Angeles area whose Fantasy 5 ticket matched all five numbers in last night’s draw to win the top prize of $221,521. The winning ticket was so... Read more »

Southern California | Media Advisories and Events

July 4, 2012

MEGA Millions® Ticket Sold in Lakewood Worth Nearly $300,000

SACRAMENTO – One lucky California Lottery player has another reason to celebrate this 4th of July. That’s because a single ticket matched five out of six numbers in last night’s MEGA Millions draw and is now worth $298,026. The winni... Read more »

Southern California | Media Advisories and Events

July 3, 2012

$200k MEGA Millions® Ticket Sold in Pasadena Claimed

SACRAMENTO – Graciela and Norberto Garcia stepped into the Lottery’s Van Nuys District Office today as a happily married couple of 35 years. They walked away just a tad bit happier after claiming their MEGA Millions prize worth $204,087!... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

July 2, 2012

Lottery Winner Trashes Winning Ticket

SACRAMENTO – Filemon Flores might think twice the next time he throws something in the trash. Last Friday, Flores purchased a Strike It Rich! Scratchers® ticket and tossed it in the garbage after scratching it off and thinking it was a no... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

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