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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!

May, 2013

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May 1, 2013

San Jose MEGA Millions® Player Wins $251,000 as Jackpot Continues to Grow!

SACRAMENTO – One MEGA Millions ticket sold in San Jose was just one number away from hitting last night’s $114 million MEGA Millions jackpot. However, the lucky ticket correctly matched five out of six numbers and is worth $251,756. Tha... Read more »

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