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Myth: Nobody Wins the Lottery.

Fact: The California Lottery pays out tens of millions of dollars in prizes every week. 

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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!

October, 2013

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October 16, 2013

Nervous Millionaire Too Overwhelmed to Claim $3.25 Million Ticket Right Away

Orange County Scratchers® Winner Finally Works Up Nerve to Claim His Fortune!  SACRAMENTO – If you just won a multi-million dollar prize, how do you think you would feel? Excited? Shocked? Maybe relieved? For R... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

October 11, 2013

Night at Movies – A $724,000 Hollywood-type Ending

San Bernardino County Teacher Exits Theater and Gets Thrill of a Lifetime!  SACRAMENTO – Any gasps or rushes of adrenalin felt inside the theater during the box office thriller “Gravity” paled in comparison to what Kur... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

October 10, 2013

Record Scratchers® Sales Powered by New $20 Game

$5 Million Jackpot Scratchers Game a Big Winner During First Week of Play SACRAMENTO – Californians sure love their Scratchers! – and they’re embracing the Lottery’s new $20 game in numbers that have helped establish the si... Read more »

Lottery Performance

October 10, 2013

San Diego Mystery Winner – Where are You? $11 Million SuperLotto Plus® Ticket Unclaimed!

SACRAMENTO – This doesn’t seem possible. It’s now been two months since a ticket sold in San Diego matched all six numbers to win an $11 million SuperLotto Plus jackpot! But, get this – no one has come forward to claim it! $11 million!... Read more »

Southern California | Media Advisories and Events

October 9, 2013

Santa Ana MEGA Millions® Ticket Worth $249,000

SACRAMENTO – Although no one across the country won last night’s MEGA Millions jackpot of $14 million, you may be $249,182 richer after one lucky ticket matched five of the six winning numbers. The winning ticket matched the numbers 19, 23,... Read more »

Southern California | Media Advisories and Events

October 8, 2013

California Public Education Wins Big – Again!

Lottery’s First $20 Scratchers® Generating Cash to Help Asian Students Succeed    SACRAMENTO – Forever emblazoned in her mind – Debra Watanuki recalls the dreadful stories of how her parents were rounded up during World War... Read more »

Lottery Performance

October 8, 2013

Lottery Generates Nearly $1.3 Billion for California Schools in Fiscal Year 2012-2013

Total Sales Rise by Nearly $75 Million Over Previous Fiscal Year SACRAMENTO – The California Lottery maintained its status as one of the fastest growing lotteries in the United States in Fiscal Year 2012-2013, as it increased s... Read more »

Lottery Performance

October 7, 2013

The Winning Across California Continues With Seven Big Winners!

SACRAMENTO – Wow! What a week across our lucky state. Seven lucky California Lottery players won big this week including two who picked up $1,000,000 prizes. Here’s a list of those lucky winners: • Thomas Horst won $1,035,737 on a POWER... Read more »

Winners Stories

October 7, 2013

Ontario POWERBALL ® Ticket Worth a “Sweet” $724,000

Somebody’s Donut Run in San Bernardino County Ends in a Delicious Payday! SACRAMENTO – While politicians spend the weekend pointing fingers on who’s to blame for the government shutdown, we’re over here busy quietly doing wh... Read more »

Southern California | Media Advisories and Events

October 4, 2013

Donut Run Changes Lottery Player’s Life

SACRAMENTO – It was just another day at work for Christian Jensen as he took a quick trip over to a local donut shop during his lunch break. After eating his donut, Jensen had some time to kill, so he decided to grab a $5 California Lucky f... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

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