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February 28, 2017

Gas Station Stop Leads to $1 Million Scratchers® Win in Riverside County!

SACRAMENTO – After getting off work late one evening, Ivan Campos decided to stop at a gas station on his way home to cash in a winning Scratchers ticket. The ticket was worth $20, so instead of taking the cash, Campos decided to l...

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February 27, 2017

$1 Million Scratchers® Win in San Joaquin County

SACRAMENTO – There is exciting news to report on a California Lottery win in San Joaquin County. One lucky player scored $1 million on a $10 Scratchers ticket sold in Stockton. The game is called 50X the Money and $1 million is the...

Northern California | Winners Stories

February 24, 2017

Husband’s Valentine’s Gift Leads to Sweet $750,000 Win in Contra Costa County

SACRAMENTO – Like many husbands, Zenophon Williams wanted to give his wife a nice gift for Valentine’s Day. Little did he know that the gift he purchased would turn out to be one of the best he’s ever given. So, what was it? A Mys...

Northern California | Winners Stories

February 24, 2017

Lottery Player Strikes Gold in Merced County

SACRAMENTO – “I still don’t believe it!” Those are the words that kept coming out of 44-year-old David Giron’s mouth after winning $750,000! Giron was in disbelief while claiming his prize at the California Lottery’s Sacramento District O...

Northern California | Winners Stories

February 23, 2017

Friday the 13th No Longer a ‘Bad Luck Day’ After Monterey County Family Wins $5 Million!

SACRAMENTO – Clinton Sapiro left work on Friday, January 13, and realized he needed to stop and get gasoline on the way home. While there were a handful of gas stations in tiny Pacific Grove to choose from, Sapiro ended up stoppin...

Northern California | Winners Stories

February 23, 2017

Winery Worker Credits Heavy Valley Rain for $750,000 Top Prize Scratchers® Ticket Win in Lodi!

SACRAMENTO – When it comes to the eye-opening amount of precipitation we’ve seen this winter, not everyone is complaining about the substantial number of problems the rain is causing. In fact, you might say Lodi resident J...

Northern California | Winners Stories

February 22, 2017

Nursing Home Worker Wins $750,000 in Southland!

SACRAMENTO – Irma Pena is $750,000 richer after becoming the latest winner to snag the top prize from our purple $10 Mystery Crossword Scratchers® game. After successfully matching 10 words on the ticket, Pena said she didn’t reall...

Southern California | Winners Stories

February 21, 2017

$1.4 Million Mega Millions® Ticket Sold in West Covina Claimed

SACRAMENTO – Samiadji Samadi is California’s newest millionaire! That’s because Samadi purchased a winning ticket in West Covina that matched five of six numbers from the January 20 Mega Millions draw. Samadi will take home $1,498,303 bef...

Southern California | Winners Stories

February 21, 2017

$10 Million Scratchers® Win in Cameron Park

SACRAMENTO – A California Lottery player decided to go for the gold on our new $30 California Gold Scratchers and won $10 million! Kulbir Grewal purchased the winning ticket at Vineyard Market, which is located at 2643 Cameron...

Northern California | Winners Stories

February 21, 2017

Fourth Time a Charm for Lucky Monterey County Player

SACRAMENTO – When Raphael Monroy walked in the California Lottery’s Sacramento District Office, he was extremely calm – not how you would expect someone to act while holding a Scratchers® ticket worth $750,000! But there may be a v...

Northern California | Winners Stories

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