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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!

October, 2012

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October 11, 2012

Van Nuys Man Wins $100,000 Top Prize on MONOPOLY™ Themed Scratchers® Game

SACRAMENTO – Sergio Chavarria is now $100,000 richer, thanks to the new MONOPOLY™ themed $5 Scratchers game from the California Lottery. Chavarria purchased his winning ticket at the Circle K loc... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

October 11, 2012

Chula Vista Man Wins $100,000 Top Prize on MONOPOLY™ Themed Scratchers® Game

SACRAMENTO – Roderick Pacis is now $100,000 richer, thanks to the new MONOPOLY™ themed $5 Scratchers game from the California Lottery. Pacis purchased his winning ticket at the Terra Nova Shell, which i... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

October 10, 2012

Lottery Ticket Purchased in Santa Clara Worth More Than $200,000

SACRAMENTO – One lucky California Lottery player who purchased a Fantasy 5 ticket in Santa Clara for last night’s draw woke up smiling this morning. That’s because their ticket successfully matched all five numbers in last night’s draw to... Read more »

Northern California | Media Advisories and Events

October 10, 2012

MEGA Millions® Ticket Sold in West Covina Worth More Than $204,000

SACRAMENTO – There was one ticket sold in West Covina for last night’s MEGA Millions draw that is worth $204,589. The retailer who sold the winning ticket is Penny’s Restaurant, which is located at 969 South Glendora Avenue, Suite C... Read more »

Southern California | Media Advisories and Events

October 9, 2012

Construction Worker Wins Fantasy 5 Top Prize

SACRAMENTO – Construction worker Martin Williams was cool as a cucumber as he walked into the Lottery’s Van Nuys District Office today. You would have never known he was holding a Fantasy 5 ticket wor... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

October 8, 2012

Fantasy 5 Winner Has Dad to Thank for Big Win!

SACRAMENTO – Tiffany Mendenhall usually doesn’t play Fantasy 5, but after her dad suggested she play, she decided to buy a couple Quick Pick® tickets. Today, Tiffany walked into the Lottery’s East Bay District Office holding a Fantasy 5 t... Read more »

Northern California | Winners Stories

October 6, 2012

A Winning Fantasy Being Played Out in Sherman Oaks

SACRAMENTO – There is even more Lottery money to be had today in the Los Angeles County area. A Fantasy 5 ticket sold in Sherman Oaks matched all five numbers in last night’s draw and is now worth $241,492. That’s not a bad return on a on... Read more »

Southern California | Media Advisories and Events

October 5, 2012

Four Months Later and Fantasy 5 Ticket Sold in North Hollywood Still Unclaimed

SACRAMENTO – After four months, a Fantasy 5 ticket sold in North Hollywood for the June 6 draw remains unclaimed. The ticket matched all five numbers and is worth $224,377. The winning ticket was sold at GIP Liquor, which is located... Read more »

Southern California | Media Advisories and Events

October 4, 2012

$7 Million Jackpot-Winning SuperLotto Plus® Ticket Sold in Los Angeles County

SACRAMENTO – People should start digging through their purses, pockets and wallets. There is a jackpot-winning SuperLotto Plus ticket floating around and you might have it. The ticket sold in Montrose (Los Angeles County) matched all six... Read more »

Southern California | Media Advisories and Events

October 4, 2012

Bay Area Woman “Strikes it Rich” in Most Unusual Way

SACRAMENTO – We typically read stories about Lottery winners who hit it big by buying a lucky ticket. That’s not what happened to Valerie Hartzell. The woman from Bay Point (Contra Costa County) had t... Read more »

Northern California | Winners Stories

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