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Myth: Nobody Wins the Lottery.

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

PRESS RELEASES

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!

December, 2011

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December 8, 2011

Rancho Mirage Chevron Donates Portion of Lottery Bonus to Local Charity

WHAT: Chevron officials will donate $5,000 of their sales bonus for selling a winning SuperLotto Plus® ticket to Martha’s Villages St. Vincent de Paul. The store received a bonus of one half percent or $100,000 for selling a jackpot-winning... Read more »

Southern California | Media Advisories and Events

December 7, 2011

Fantasy 5 Ticket Sold in Corona Wins Jackpot

SACRAMENTO – One lucky California Lottery player’s holiday wish list just got a lot shorter after last night’s Fantasy 5 draw. That’s because their ticket successfully matched all five numbers to claim a jackpot prize worth $209,218.... Read more »

Southern California | Media Advisories and Events

December 7, 2011

Fantasy 5 Top Prize-Winning Ticket Sold at San Diego County Fair Expires One Week From Today!

SACRAMENTO – The owner of a Fantasy 5 ticket that was purchased at the San Diego County Fair is about to lose out on close to half a million dollars. That’s because it’s been nearly six months since their ticket matched all five numbers t... Read more »

Southern California | Media Advisories and Events

December 7, 2011

Lottery’s “Snow Globe Spectacular” Returns to Central Valley

WHAT: The Lottery’s Snow Globe Tour is back in 2011! This year’s “Snow Globe Spectacular” events will take place all over the state, offering players the chance to jump in our Snow Globe and grab as many prizes as they can, like the Lottery’s Hol... Read more »

Northern California | Media Advisories and Events

December 6, 2011

$2 Million Scratchers® Ticket Sold in Stockton

SACRAMENTO – Another lucky California Lottery player is “moving on up!” Rosendo Castro is the latest winner of $2 million after playing the Lottery’s “Set For Life” Scratchers® ticket. Castro claimed his winning ticket today at the Lotter... Read more »

Northern California | Winners Stories

December 5, 2011

Redlands Ticket is Instant $1 Million Winner

SACRAMENTO – California has a new millionaire and his name is Tong L.! Tong is the 11th instant $1 million winner since the California Lottery’s $250 Million Cash Spectacular Scratchers® ticket launched. He claimed his winning ticket toda... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

December 3, 2011

Mega Millions® Ticket Sold in Commerce is Worth Over $260,000

SACRAMENTO – One lucky Lottery player who purchased their MEGA Millions ticket in Commerce (Los Angeles County) for last night’s draw is going to have an extra merry Christmas this year. That’s because their ticket successfully matched fi... Read more »

Southern California | Media Advisories and Events

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