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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!

September, 2013

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September 9, 2013

Lucky Numbers Pay Off for Fantasy 5 Player

SACRAMENTO – Wayne Mazey has some favorite numbers. Luckily those numbers include 19, 23, 25, 28 and 36. That is because those were the winning numbers in the September 1st Fantasy 5 drawing. Those lucky numbers earned Maze... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

September 9, 2013

Diamond Millionaire Scratchers® Ticket a Precious Discovery in Santa Clara County!

Gem of a Find Scores Bay Area Man $1,000,000 Prize   SACRAMENTO – James Freeman had a little bit of time to kill after finishing up at the barber shop this past Friday. So he stopped and bought himself a $10 Diamond Million... Read more »

Northern California | Winners Stories

September 9, 2013

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

SACRAMENTO – Just under a month remains 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 Million... Read more »

Northern California | Media Advisories and Events

September 6, 2013

Big Week for Southern California Lottery Players!

Two Lucky Players Win Prizes Worth $750,000 & $191,000 SACRAMENTO – It was a busy week for retailers and players across Southern California this week, as two lucky California Lottery players struck... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

September 6, 2013

2nd Chance Pays Off Huge for Salinas Scratchers® Player

SACRAMENTO – For California Lottery Scratchers players across the state, their non-winning tickets paid off big time this week, as 10 players picked up $518,665 combined. Their 2nd Chance win happened after they simply entered their tickets... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

September 5, 2013

Two POWERBALL® Tickets Split $1.1 Million Prize

SACRAMENTO – While no one matched all six numbers in last night’s POWERBALL drawing, two lucky players did match five out of six numbers and will split a prize worth more than $1.1 million, making each ticket worth $555,690 to be exact! The... Read more »

Media Advisories and Events

September 4, 2013

Found Money Proves Lucky for Both NorCal and SoCal POWERBALL® Winners

SACRAMENTO – Two winning POWERBALL tickets were sold for the August 28 draw that successfully matched the numbers 32, 19, 7, 9, 6, missing only the Powerball number of 13. Each ticket is worth $868,297 and both ha... Read more »

Winners Stories

September 4, 2013

LA Man Claims $12 Million SuperLotto Plus® Jackpot

Comical End to a Lucrative Holiday Weekend for Bellflower Family SACRAMENTO – It started out as a typical morning of reading the Sunday paper for Guillermo Parga. The routine was the same as alway... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

September 2, 2013

Fantasy 5 Winner Earns $400,000 Holiday Top Prize

Los Angeles County Has Been the Lucky Labor Day Weekend Spot!  SACRAMENTO – How’s this for an exciting way to spend Labor Day? – You get the day off from work (that is, for most people) – AND find out you’re about to receiv... Read more »

Southern California | Media Advisories and Events

September 1, 2013

Ticket Sold in Norwalk Wins $12 Million SuperLotto Plus® Jackpot!

SACRAMENTO – Now this is the way you kick start a holiday weekend! A lucky player who bought their ticket in Los Angeles County matched all six numbers to win last night’s $12 million SuperLotto Plus jackpot! The winning ticket was pur... Read more »

Southern California | Media Advisories and Events

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