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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!

March, 2013

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March 8, 2013

A Love of Pumpkin Seeds Turns into a $33 Million SuperLotto Plus® Jackpot for Walnut Creek Man

SACRAMENTO – Massoud Ardalan loves pumpkin seeds, and they aren’t easy to find. So when he found them at Heather Farm Shell, he made that his regular stop for pumpkin seeds, gas, and his Lottery tickets. However o... Read more »

Northern California | Winners Stories

March 8, 2013

Southern California Man Wins First $6.5 Million “Lucky for Life” Top Prize

Prize Breaks Down to $5,000 a Week for 25 Years!  SACRAMENTO – Gary Fink is a guy who knows what he wants. So when the cashier at a 7-Eleven accidentally gave him two $5 California Lucky for Life Scratchers® tickets, Fink handed them... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

March 8, 2013

Media Alert: News Conference to Introduce $33 Million SuperLotto Plus Winner!

SACRAMENTO – This is to alert you that the winner of the $33 million SuperLotto Plus jackpot has come forward to claim their prize. We will hold a press conference to announce the details TODAY. What:     $33 million SuperLotto Plus jac... Read more »

Winners Stories

March 7, 2013

A Trip to the Mini Market Turns Into a Major Win in Canoga Park!

SACRAMENTO – Talk about a great trip to the market! One ticket sold in Southern California for last night’s Fantasy 5 draw matched all five numbers. That ticket, when claimed, will be worth $214,084. The winning ticket was sold at S &am... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

March 7, 2013

The Final Countdown is on for $170,000 MEGA Millions® Ticket Sold in San Diego

Rightful Owner of Ticket Sold at Naval Base Has Only Days Left to Claim SACRAMENTO – On September 14, 2012, one lucky player in the San Diego area matched five of six numbers in that evening’s MEGA Millions draw, making thei... Read more »

Southern California | Media Advisories and Events

March 7, 2013

Daily Derby® Ticket Sold in San Diego Worth More Than a Half-Million Dollars!

SACRAMENTO – Race to check your Lottery tickets if you live in the San Diego area. Someone bought a Daily Derby ticket there and it hit. That one ticket matched all three winning horses and the final race time to win a $558,066 prize! T... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

March 7, 2013

$33 Million SuperLotto Plus® Ticket Sold in Walnut Creek!

SACRAMENTO – Wow! Some lucky California Lottery player scored big overnight. Check your tickets, especially if you live in the San Francisco Bay Area, because a SuperLotto Plus ticket sold in Walnut Creek hit the jackpot. And it is huge. We... Read more »

Northern California | Media Advisories and Events

March 6, 2013

Santa Clara County MEGA Millions® Ticket Worth Over $300,000!

SACRAMENTO – One ticket sold in California was just one number away from hitting last night’s $26 million MEGA Millions jackpot. However, the lucky ticket correctly matched five out of six numbers and is worth $322,019. The winning tick... Read more »

Northern California | Media Advisories and Events

March 5, 2013

Three Year Quest Nets Santa Ana Woman Big Win

SACRAMENTO – Eulalia Avalos Rosas was minding her own business, washing clothes, when she decided to pay attention to her latest purchase, the California Lottery Black Scratchers® game. Imagine her surprise—and delight—when she... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

March 3, 2013

California Lottery Joins Problem Gambling Awareness Week Effort

SACRAMENTO – The California Lottery joins other state and national organizations to recognize the week of March 3, 2013, as the 11th Annual California Problem Gambling Awareness Week. The goal of this week is to educate and raise public awa... Read more »

Media Advisories and Events

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