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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!

November, 2013

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November 1, 2013

$213 Million Powerball® Jackpot Still Unclaimed!

SACRAMENTO – It’s no mystery that $213 million is a lot of money! What is a mystery – still – is who won that massive jackpot after buying a Powerball ticket that matched all six winning numbers at a Fresno gas station. There’s a good cha... Read more »

Winners Stories

November 1, 2013

Do You Know This Man? He Has $465,000 Coming and May Not Even Know it’s Waiting for Him!

Unless He Acts Fast, Will Lose Nearly Half a Million Dollars in Just Three Weeks! SACRAMENTO – Sitting at work, bored to death, have you ever thought, “If only I came across a large pile... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

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