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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!

April, 2013

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April 13, 2013

MEGA Millions® Ticket Sold in a Small Town in Imperial County Worth $205,000!

SACRAMENTO – One lucky player in Seeley, a town with a 2010 population of 1,739, is going to be the talk of this small town very soon. That’s because this player matched five out of six numbers in last night’s MEGA Millions draw and is $205... Read more »

Southern California | Media Advisories and Events

April 11, 2013

California Sets First Three-Day Sales Record for POWERBALL®

Lottery Players Purchase More than $8.4 Million Leading up to Last Night’s Draw in Sacramento SACRAMENTO – No one won last night’s POWERBALL draw, but you can say that the state of California – and especially its education s... Read more »

Lottery Performance

April 10, 2013

Media Alert: The RedBall Project Joins the Fun for California’s First POWERBALL® Drawing Tonight!

What:   RedBall Project Appearance at POWERBALL DrawWhere: California State Lottery Headquarters, 700 North 10th Street, Sacramento When:  RedBall Project Installation: 2:00 p.m. POWERBALL Draw: 7:59 p.m. SACRAMENTO – Californians have... Read more »

Northern California | Media Advisories and Events

April 10, 2013

Two MEGA Millions® Tickets Are Worth $215,000 Each!

SACRAMENTO – The night before the state’s first POWERBALL® draw brought some luck for two players of the California Lottery’s other big game, MEGA Millions. Two tickets sold in California were just one number away from hitting last night’s... Read more »

Media Advisories and Events

April 10, 2013

California’s First POWERBALL® Drawing Taking Place in Sacramento Tomorrow Night!

SACRAMENTO – Better have your POWERBALL tickets ready lotto players! The first POWERBALL drawing that includes California will be held tomorrow night at Lottery Headquarters in Sacramento. The drawing, which usually takes place in Tall... Read more »

Media Advisories and Events

April 9, 2013

California Nets Record-Breaking First Day POWERBALL® Sales!

Lottery Players Purchase More than $3.1 Million in 24 Hours; Ready for Tomorrow’s First Draw SACRAMENTO – Yesterday morning marked a huge milestone for the California Lottery. For the first time in its history, when more tha... Read more »

Lottery Performance

April 9, 2013

Alameda MEGA Millions® Ticket Worth Over $200,000 is Claimed!

SACRAMENTO – Armin Hernandez had a really hard time sleeping the other night. But don’t feel sorry for him, he was just too busy dreaming about what to do with all his lottery winnings. On April 2, Hernandez correctly matched five out of si... Read more »

Northern California | Winners Stories

April 5, 2013

Media Alert: Powerball® Tickets Go On Sale Statewide Monday Morning!

SACRAMENTO – Get your lucky numbers ready lotto players! The California Lottery’s newest offering, Powerball, goes on sale bright and early Monday morning. The excitement of the Powerball launch provides plenty of opportunities for you... Read more »

Media Advisories and Events

April 5, 2013

Once Month Later, Canoga Park Ticket Worth $214,000 Still Unclaimed

SACRAMENTO – A ticket sold in Southern California for the Fantasy 5 draw on March 6th is still unclaimed. That ticket, which matched all five numbers, is worth $214,084. The winning ticket was sold at S & B Mini Market, which is loc... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

April 4, 2013

Self-Proclaimed Coffee Addict Claims MEGA Millions® Ticket Worth $264,000

SACRAMENTO – Manuel Chio likes coffee, in fact, he likes it a lot! He likes it so much that he goes to Daily Donuts several times a week to have coffee, and buy his Lottery tickets, of course. Last week, his coffee obsessio... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

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