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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!

August, 2013

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August 5, 2013

Milpitas POWERBALL® Winner Wastes No Time Coming Forward!

SACRAMENTO – Lea Yaneza reacted to winning a POWERBALL prize worth $1,159,103 million prize like many winners do…she couldn’t believe her eyes.  “I checked the website and at first I thought I matched three numbers.  I was jumping up and do... Read more »

Northern California | Winners Stories

August 5, 2013

Woman Wins Fortune While Waiting for a Friend

SACRAMENTO – Sitting around and waiting for someone while they have an appointment is generally not a pleasant or rewarding experience. But that’s not the case for Carolyn Rodriguez of Newark, as she turned her wa... Read more »

Northern California | Winners Stories

August 4, 2013

POWERBALL® Ticket Sold in Milpitas Wins $1.1 Million!

No One Wins Jackpot, Wednesday Night’s Jackpot at $400 Million! SACRAMENTO – While no one matched all six numbers in last night’s POWERBALL drawing, one lucky player who bought their ticket in Milpitas did match five out of... Read more »

Northern California | Media Advisories and Events

August 3, 2013

Los Angeles County MEGA Millions® Ticket Worth More Than $358,000!

SACRAMENTO – Someone in Hacienda Heights is waking up richer this morning.  A MEGA Millions ticket sold at a book store in Hacienda Heights matched five out of six numbers in last night’s draw and is now worth $358,414 to whoever has it.... Read more »

Southern California | Media Advisories and Events

August 2, 2013

Fresno Grandfather Scratches Himself a Fortune

Man Claims California Lucky for Life Ticket Worth $650,000 SACRAMENTO – Probably not many people would let a piece of paper worth nearly three quarters of a million dollars sit around the house for alm... Read more »

Winners Stories

August 1, 2013

California POWERBALL® Ticket Worth Over $3 Million!

Two Fantasy 5 Tickets Win Nearly $200,000 Each! SACRAMENTO – Last night, one lucky California Lottery player was just one number away from snagging the gigantic $235 million POWERBALL jackpot. However, since that lucky playe... Read more »

Media Advisories and Events

August 1, 2013

California Dad Wins Big on Fantasy 5

SACRAMENTO – Last night, Daniel Otto was able to breathe a huge sigh of relief. That’s because the father of three was one of two lucky Fantasy 5 players to win $193,997! Otto’s Quick Pick® ticket correctly matched all five numbers in last... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

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