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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!

April, 2014

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April 8, 2014

$1 Mega Millions® Ticket Leads to $233,000 Win!

$30 Million Jackpot Ticket Purchased in LA Remains UNCLAIMED SACRAMENTO – It was a weekend Deogracias Pingul will never forget. That’s because the Union City lottery player is $233,000 richer after just spending $1 on a... Read more »

Northern California | Winners Stories

April 7, 2014

Words Can’t Describe What Lottery Win Means to Orange County Woman

Scratchers® Ticket Purchased in Fountain Valley Spells Out $750,000 Payday! SACRAMENTO – To say that Michelle De La Cruz has been going through a lot recently is an understatement.... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

April 4, 2014

Powerball® Winner No April Fool

SACRAMENTO – It was April Fool’s Day when Daniel Rambo stopped to get some coffee at a local convenience store. Before buying his coffee, Rambo stopped and scanned his two Powerball tickets that he purchased for the March 29th draw. Rambo... Read more »

Northern California | Winners Stories

April 4, 2014

$30 Million Jackpot Winning Mega Millions® Ticket Purchased in Los Angeles!

$233,000 Bay Area Ticket Matching Five of Six Numbers Purchased in Union City SACRAMENTO – It was a mega start to the weekend as two lucky California Lottery Mega Millions players are big winners tonight. The bigg... Read more »

Southern California | Media Advisories and Events

April 2, 2014

Bay Area Co-Workers Claim $2 Million Powerball® Prize

Two Workers at Local School District Pool $4 and Walk Away Splitting $2,198,310 SACRAMENTO – Jorge Prado recalls his friend and co-worker Mohammad Islam always reassuring him whenever Mohammad went to buy their Califor... Read more »

Northern California | Winners Stories

April 1, 2014


SACRAMENTO – After waiting nearly a month and a half, we finally have a winner! No, this isn’t an April Fools’ Day joke, but B. Raymond Buxton does have quite the sense of humor. He purposely chose to... Read more »

Northern California | Winners Stories

April 1, 2014

$283,000 Fantasy 5 Ticket from Ventura Claimed

SACRAMENTO – Donald Covarrubias is a regular kind of guy and follows a regular routine. He goes to work every day, but usually stops at a local store to get a soda on the way, and sometimes buys Lottery tickets there too. But this time, h... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

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