CA Lottery Home

Who We Are Games Retailers Corporate Social Responsibility Español

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!

October, 2013

Browse Press Releases

Show all »

Showing 31 to 32 of 32

October 3, 2013

Mariposa County Road Worker Gets “Life” and is Happy About it!

SACRAMENTO – Kirk Perrien is an avid Lottery player who knows how to play all the games. He and his co-workers at the Mariposa County Road Department love to play Scratchers® and do it almost every day they work.... Read more »

Winners Stories

October 2, 2013

$270,000 Fantasy 5 Win at Oakland Sandwich and Coffee Shop!

SACRAMENTO – One Oakland Fantasy 5 player now has plenty of money to spend on sandwiches and coffee after winning $270,396 in last night’s drawing. This still anonymous winner bought their winning ticket at Café Da Huong Sandwiches and... Read more »

Northern California | Media Advisories and Events

Showing 31 to 32 of 32