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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!

March, 2014

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March 3, 2014

19 Nonprofit Workers Split $723,000 Powerball® Prize!

SACRAMENTO – A group of 19 workers, who spend their days helping others, has won $723,452 after matching five of six numbers in the February 12th Powerball draw. The group members, who are between 40 and 60 years old, all work next d... Read more »

Northern California | Winners Stories

March 3, 2014

Chatsworth Fantasy 5 Ticket Worth More than $422,000

SACRAMENTO – The weekend is off to a great start for a lucky California Lottery player. This person bought a Fantasy 5 ticket at a gas station in Chatsworth and won $422,330. The winning ticket successfully matched all five numbers 1... Read more »

Southern California | Media Advisories and Events

March 3, 2014

McClellan Powerball® Ticket Hits $60 Million Jackpot!

SACRAMENTO – Another lucky Northern California Lottery player has hit the jackpot! Last night a Powerball player in McClellan matched all six numbers to win $60 million. That makes three jackpot wins in just the last four months and puts... Read more »

Northern California | Media Advisories and Events

March 3, 2014

Million Dollar Blessing for California Family

SACRAMENTO – Valente Hernandez is a loving father of a very special little boy. His two-year-old son was born with spina bifida and hydrocephalus, and as a result, the little boy has already undergone more than 20 surgeries. As you could... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

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