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

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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!

May, 2012

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May 4, 2012

MEGA Millions® Jackpot Climbs to $118 Million for Tonight’s Draw

SACRAMENTO – And the MEGA Millions jackpot just keeps on rising! How great would your Cinco de Mayo festivities be tomorrow night if you won $118 million tonight? It’s worth thinking about because since no one matched all six numbers in T... Read more »

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May 3, 2012

$190,000 MEGA Millions® Ticket Sold in Fontana Claimed

SACRAMENTO – Rocio Matio was on her way to the bank today to get a loan so she could pay off some bills. On the way there, she made a stop at a gas station and decided she might as well check her MEGA Millions tickets she had purchased fo... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

May 3, 2012

$250 Million Cash Spectacular Makes Another Millionaire

SACRAMENTO – Roberto Diamos isn’t usually a giggler, but this afternoon when he came in to claim his $1 million prize at the California Lottery District Office, he was downright giddy! Diamos bought his $250 Million Cash Spectacular... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

May 2, 2012

$250,000 Prize Almost Overlooked on California Lottery Black Scratchers® Ticket

SACRAMENTO – Suzanne Kiefer likes to play the Lottery, but she should make sure she is in a well-lit room the next time she plays a California Lottery Black Scratchers ticket. That’s because last night when she scratched one, she thought... Read more »

Northern California | Winners Stories

May 2, 2012

Anaheim MEGA Millions® Ticket Worth More Than $400,000 Still Unclaimed

SACRAMENTO – California Lottery players may not have won the big prize last night, but for one lucky player in Southern California there’s still a hefty MEGA Millions prize on the loose. Two months ago today, a MEGA Millions ticket s... Read more »

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May 2, 2012

MEGA Millions® Momentum: Two California Tickets Split Nearly $400,000

SACRAMENTO – People continue to win big playing MEGA Millions in California. While no one matched all six numbers in last night’s draw, two tickets did match five out of six numbers to win an outstanding $192,007 each.   One lucky ti... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

May 1, 2012

MEGA Millions® Jackpot Hits $102 Million for Tonight’s Draw

SACRAMENTO – Here we go again! A little more than one month after the conclusion of a record-breaking MEGA Millions jackpot run that culminated in a $656 million jackpot, the MEGA jackpot is on the move again. Since no one matched all six... Read more »

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