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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!

August, 2013

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August 9, 2013

Camino Man Claims $289K POWERBALL® Ticket

One Sacramento County Ticket Worth Same Amount Remains Unclaimed! SACRAMENTO – It started out as a routine conversation, but in the blink of an eye, you might say William Gregor’s e-mail exchange with his daughter turned “ri... Read more »

Northern California | Winners Stories

August 9, 2013

San Bernardino County Man Claims POWERBALL® Prize Worth Nearly $300,000

SACRAMENTO – Wednesday’s POWERBALL draw was HUGE! And while no California player won a piece of the $448 million jackpot prize, nine lucky winners came awfully close! The lucky players walked away with $289,341 prizes each, and those winners just... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

August 9, 2013

Retired Navy Yeoman Claims San Diego POWERBALL® Ticket

Seven Tickets Worth $289K Each Still Unclaimed SACRAMENTO – Gloria Lawson isn’t a big Lottery player. In fact, Wednesday night was the first time she had played in two years. So you can imagine h... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

August 9, 2013

Santa Clara MEGA Millions® Ticket Worth $215,000 Still Unclaimed After Four Months!

SACRAMENTO – Just 58 days remain for one lucky MEGA Millions player to turn in their winning ticket and claim a $215,136 prize. The winning ticket sold in Santa Clara was just one number away from hitting the $56 million MEGA Millions jackp... Read more »

Northern California | Media Advisories and Events

August 8, 2013

“Karma Rocks” for Owner of Huntington Beach POWERBALL® Ticket

Eight Tickets Worth $289K Each Still Unclaimed SACRAMENTO – Linda Stephens has had a rough go of it over the past couple of years.  She was laid off by a garment manufacturing company two years a... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

August 7, 2013

MEDIA ADVISORY -- Sales Soar for Tonight’s $425 Million POWERBALL® Jackpot Draw

SACRAMENTO – Now it’s getting interesting!  The mad scramble for tickets is in full swing throughout California. Starting at sunrise this morning, retailers reported seeing a spike in POWERBALL ticket sales. The lines were out the door in s... Read more »

Media Advisories and Events

August 7, 2013

Nine POWERBALL® Tickets Sold in California Worth $289K Each

Jackpot Tickets Sold in New Jersey (2) and Minnesota (1) SACRAMENTO – While no California tickets matched all six numbers in tonight’s POWERBALL draw, nine tickets sold in our state did match five of six, missing only the Po... Read more »

Media Advisories and Events

August 6, 2013

MEDIA ADVISORY -- POWERBALL® Jackpot Soars to $425 Million for Wednesday’s Draw

SACRAMENTO – There is exciting news coming out of the California Lottery.  The POWERBALL jackpot has now been increased to an estimated $425 million for Wednesday’s draw, which makes it the third largest POWERBALL jackpot of all time. T... Read more »

Media Advisories and Events

August 6, 2013

Newest Scratchers® Ticket Pays Off Big in L.A. County!

A Second Look at Smokin’ Hot Cash Scratchers Ticket Nets $250,000  SACRAMENTO – Rachel Sepulveda admits she should have looked more closely, but was in a bit of a rush. “When I scratched it off, I... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

August 6, 2013

Calm Determination Pays Off Huge in Riverside County!

Man Claims MEGA Millions® Ticket Worth $481,000  SACRAMENTO – You might say Kenneth Eberwein has been the Chicago Cubs of Lottery players. After all, the 66 year-old Riverside County man says he’s been playing California Lo... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

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