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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!

April, 2013

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April 3, 2013

Dedicated College Student Claims MEGA Millions® Ticket Worth Over $150,000!

SACRAMENTO - Back on March 15th, full-time college student Jesse Leon correctly matched five out of six MEGA Millions numbers to win $157,639! Nineteen days later, Leon strolled into the California Lottery’s Santa Fe Springs District Office... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

April 3, 2013

Two Bay Area Lottery Tickets Are Worth Over $200,000 Each!

SACRAMENTO – The Bay Area had all the luck last night as two lottery tickets sold in Alameda County hit prizes of over $200,000 each! One was a Fantasy 5 ticket which matched all five numbers to win the top prize of $207,440. The other was... Read more »

Northern California | Winners Stories

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