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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!

April, 2012

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April 8, 2012

Ticket Sold in Los Angeles Wins $8 Million SuperLotto Plus® Jackpot

SACRAMENTO – One lucky California Lottery player is waking up to find not just candy, but $8 million in their Easter basket! They successfully matched all six numbers in last night’s SuperLotto Plus draw to claim a jackpot prize worth $8... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

April 7, 2012

Two MEGA Millions® Tickets Will Split More Than a Half Million Dollars

SACRAMENTO – Two California Lottery players will be able to buy a lot more chocolate bunnies tomorrow. That’s because two MEGA Millions tickets sold in California matched five out of six numbers in last night’s draw and are worth $272,085... Read more »

Winners Stories

April 6, 2012

$300,000 MEGA Millions® Ticket Sold in Sacramento Claimed

SACRAMENTO – On March 27th, nine MEGA Millions tickets sold in California matched five of six numbers to win $308,573 each. Paul Schroeder walked in to the Lottery’s Sacramento District Office today holding one of those lucky tickets.... Read more »

Northern California | Winners Stories

April 6, 2012

California Retiree Claims $1 Million Prize

SACRAMENTO – Nevair Massihi was all smiles today as she walked into the Lottery’s Van Nuys District Office. That’s because she was the proud owner of a $1 million $250 Million Cash Spectacular Scratchers® ticket. “I took the ticket... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

April 6, 2012

Group of County Employees in Ventura Claim MEGA Millions® Prize Worth $227,000

SACRAMENTO – Are Lottery pools lucky? If you asked a group of Ventura County employees who pooled their money for the $656 million MEGA Millions draw last week they would without a doubt say yes. That’s because one of their tickets matched five o... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

April 6, 2012

Long Beach Winner Comes Forward to Claim $227,000 MEGA Millions® Prize

SACRAMENTO – Slowly but surely, more and more of the 29 Californians who won $227,955 in last Friday’s epic MEGA Millions draw are coming forward to claim their prizes. Earlier today, James Stokes came into the Lottery’s Santa Fe Springs District... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

April 5, 2012

Incredible MEGA Millions® Sales Propel Lottery to Best Week of Sales in History

Record-Breaking Jackpot, Strong Scratchers® Sales Fuel Huge Week SACRAMENTO – Even before the MEGA Millions jackpot achieved a level of historic proportions by reaching an incredible $656 million, the California Lottery... Read more »

Lottery Performance

April 4, 2012

Happiest Lottery Winners on Earth

SACRAMENTO – Their ticket won $227,955 in last Friday’s MEGA Millions® game, but this group of lottery winners doesn’t need to plan a special trip to Disneyland. They happen to work at the “Happiest Place on Earth.”  The group of 12... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

April 4, 2012

Two Southern California Winners Claim MEGA Millions® Prizes Worth $227,000

SACRAMENTO – And the winners just keep rolling in from Friday night’s record-shattering $656 million MEGA Millions draw. Two Southern California Lottery players who matched five of six numbers in the draw have stepped forward to claim $22... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

April 3, 2012

$17 Million SuperLotto Plus® Jackpot Claimed by Bakersfield Woman

FRESNO – The California Lottery today held a news conference at its Central Valley District Office to introduce California’s newest multi-millionaire, Teresa Serrano of Bakersfield. Serrano, who won a $... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

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