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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!

August, 2014

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August 1, 2014

Money in the Bank for One Contra Costa County Winner

SACRAMENTO – Luis May-Dzul couldn’t stop giggling as he sat at the California Lottery’s Sacramento District Office. The 25-year-old was probably giddy at the thought of all the things he could now do... Read more »

Northern California | Winners Stories

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