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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, 2012

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April 3, 2012

Bay Area Group Engineers a Victory Playing MEGA Millions®

SACRAMENTO – As they saw last Friday’s MEGA Millions jackpot soar to epic proportions, a group of Bay Area engineers felt it was logical to at least try to get in on the action. The six men and two women who work at a facility in San... Read more »

Northern California | Winners Stories

April 3, 2012

Modesto Winner Claims $227,000 MEGA Millions® Prize

SACRAMENTO – There have been eight winners so far who have come in to claim their $227,955 prizes from Friday night’s record-shattering MEGA Millions draw. Of those eight winners, four have come into the Lottery’s Sacramento District Offi... Read more »

Northern California | Winners Stories

April 3, 2012

El Dorado County Women Unite Thanks to MEGA Millions®

Watch a video of the winners hereSACRAMENTO – Three El Dorado County moms were all smiles as they arrived at the CA Lottery’s Sacramento District Office to claim their prize. The women held a ticket that successfully matched five numbers, missin... Read more »

Northern California | Winners Stories

April 3, 2012

Media Advisory: $17 Million SuperLotto Plus Winner from Bakersfield to Claim Prize Today

WHAT: Lottery officials, including Lottery Director Robert O’Neill, will hold a media availability to introduce California’s newest millionaire who won a $17 million SuperLotto Plus jackpot in Bakersfield on Saturday, March 31, 2012. WHEN... Read more »

Media Advisories and Events

April 3, 2012

West Covina Business Owner Claims MEGA Millions® Prize Worth $227,000

SACRAMENTO – Erik Ricse said he doesn’t play MEGA Millions very often. In fact, before Friday night’s historic $656 million drawing, it had been nearly four years since he purchased any tickets. But the jackpot amount was just too large t... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

April 2, 2012

Anaheim MEGA Millions® Ticket Worth More Than $400,000 Still Unclaimed

SACRAMENTO – The MEGA Millions jackpot may have been won over the weekend, but in California, there’s still a sizeable prize on the loose. One month ago today, one lucky MEGA Millions ticket sold in Anaheim matched five of six number... Read more »

Southern California | Media Advisories and Events

April 2, 2012

California Lottery Winner Proceeds With Caution

SACRAMENTO – For weeks a Los Angeles man has been keeping a secret. On February 23rd, Larry Muhammad discovered he had won $1 million playing the CA Lottery’s $250 Million Cash Spectacular Scratchers® game. Muhammad didn’t race to claim h... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

April 2, 2012

More of California’s Incredible 29 MEGA Millions® Winners Claim $227,000 Prizes

Winners from Van Nuys and Sacramento Collect Their Winnings SACRAMENTO – The winners just keep on trickling in from Friday night’s incredible MEGA Millions draw. In addition to an earlier claimant from the Sacramento ar... Read more »

Winners Stories

April 2, 2012

Sloughhouse Winner First of 29 California MEGA Millions® Winners to Claim $227,000 Prize

SACRAMENTO – William Monroe probably summed it up about as well as anyone when he said Friday night’s MEGA Millions draw was “quite an experience.” It was all that and more for the Rancho Murieta man, who came forward this morning to clai... Read more »

Northern California | Winners Stories

April 1, 2012

Ticket Sold in Bakersfield Wins $17 Million SuperLotto Plus® Jackpot

SACRAMENTO – While no California Lottery player was able to win Friday night’s historic MEGA Millions® jackpot, one lucky player in Bakersfield became a millionaire last night. They successfully matched all six numbers in last night’s Sup... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

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