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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, 2013

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July 8, 2013

4th of July Scratchers® Purchase Leads to Financial Independence for Glendora Lotto Player!

SACRAMENTO – Oswaldo Reategui was just doing some 4th of July shopping on Thursday when he decided to take a chance and purchase five $2 California Lucky for Life Scratchers at the Albertsons located at 133 West Route 66 in Glendora (Los An... Read more »

Southern California

July 6, 2013

San Bernardino County MEGA Millions® Ticket Worth More Than $338,000!

SACRAMENTO – A MEGA Millions ticket sold in Barstow missed the $79 million jackpot by one number. The ticket, which successfully matched all the numbers except the Mega number, is worth $338,643. The MEGA Millions ticket was sold at the... Read more »

Southern California | Media Advisories and Events

July 5, 2013

Big Change for Winner Claiming Fantasy 5 Ticket Sold in Ventura County!

SACRAMENTO – The thrill has only intensified for the person who claimed a Fantasy 5 ticket sold in Oxnard that matched all five numbers in Tuesday night’s draw. Jasmine Ortiz was happy enough thinking that she had won $411. “We were plannin... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

July 3, 2013

Ventura County Ticket Wins Top Fantasy 5 Prize!

SACRAMENTO – The fireworks and celebrating may happen early in Ventura County. That’s if the person who bought a winning Fantasy 5 ticket sold in Oxnard realizes he or she won big last night. Not just any win, this ticket scored the jackpot... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

July 2, 2013

$2 California Lucky For Life Scratchers® Ticket Lets Fresno Man Surprise His Family 1.3 Million Times

SACRAMENTO – Norbert Ramirez loves surprises, not necessarily when people surprise him but he loves to surprise others. He purchased a $2 California Lucky For Life Scratchers ticket at a Fresno grocery store more than a month ago and realiz... Read more »

Winners Stories

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