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Myth: Nobody Wins the Lottery.

Fact: The California Lottery pays out tens of millions of dollars in prizes every week. 


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!

February, 2013

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February 6, 2013

Two Orange County MEGA Millions® Tickets Worth Over $245,000 Each

SACRAMENTO – Two tickets sold in California were one number away from splitting last night’s $19 million MEGA Millions jackpot. However, both tickets correctly matched five out of six numbers and will each collect a prize of $245,064.... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

February 5, 2013

Southern California Woman Wins $1 Million Scratchers® Prize

SACRAMENTO – While most people were in front of their televisions on Sunday watching the big game with friends, Myra Vasicek was getting ready to party for an entirely different reason – she had just won the... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

February 2, 2013

Fantasy 5 Ticket Sold in Southern California Scores More Than Half a Million Dollars

SACRAMENTO – One lucky person in Los Angeles County scored big in last night’s Fantasy 5 drawing. That’s because one ticket purchased in Whittier matched all five numbers to win the top prize of $546,128. The winning ticket was sold... Read more »

Southern California | Media Advisories and Events

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