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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!

June, 2018

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June 19, 2018

California Lottery Retailers Cranking Out Wins in Southern California!

SACRAMENTO – Grab a map and travel with us as we take you on a tour of multiple winners in Southern California! Maria Kostala won big playing the Lottery’s $10 Mystery Crossword Scratchers® game. She scored her $750,000 on a ticket s... Read more »

June 19, 2018

Race to Beat Powerball® Sales Deadline Pays Off for L.A. Player Who Wins $669,000!

SACRAMENTO – Boy was that close! Faten Alzer wanted a chance to win the estimated $269 million Powerball jackpot on February 24. When she looked at her clock at home, it was already 6:43 p.m. You see, the cut-off time to buy tickets the n... Read more »

June 19, 2018

Multimillion Dollar Winning Tickets Sold at Two Bay Area Stores!

SACRAMENTO   The Bay Area is on a roll. Listen to what happened at two separate California Lottery retail locations. Two lucky players purchased tickets that were each worth $5 million! Here’s how tha... Read more »

June 18, 2018

$23 Million SuperLotto Plus® Jackpot-Winning Ticket Sold in Lancaster!

SACRAMENTO – A lucky California Lottery player who bought a SuperLotto Plus ticket in Lancaster just had a life-changing weekend! That’s because a ticket sold there matched all six numbers in Saturday night’s draw. The prize – a whopping... Read more »

June 14, 2018

Retiree Claims $20 Million SuperLotto Plus® Ticket Sold in San Bernardino County

SACRAMENTO – We learned some interesting things when a retiree claimed a $20 million SuperLotto Plus ticket sold in Fontana (San Bernardino County). Jose Ramos arrived at the California Lottery’s Inland Empire District Office along with a... Read more »

June 12, 2018

Group of 21 Veterans Wins $570,000 Mega Millions® Prize!

SACRAMENTO –  The California Lottery is adding to its list of winners. And this time, it’s a group of veterans! The group won $570,123 playing Mega Millions last month after matching five of six numbers in the draw... Read more »

June 11, 2018

Notice of Public Meeting

WHAT: The California State Lottery Commission will hold a public meeting Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at Lottery Headquarters in Sacramento.Members of the public are invited to attend.Persons needing reasonable accommodations may req... Read more »

June 11, 2018

Updated App Lets You Check-A-Ticket Using Your Cell Phone to See If You’ve Won!

SACRAMENTO – California Lottery players have been asking for this feature and now they’ve got it! Get ready to use your mobile device to Check-A-Ticket to see if you’ve won. That’s right, no more waiting! You can instantly see the re... Read more »

June 11, 2018

Lottery Winners Heating Up in Southern California!

SACRAMENTO – It was just a normal day for Victor Argueta as he was pumping gas into his car at an L.A. County gas station. The fuel dispenser machine, however, wouldn’t print out a rec... Read more »

Southern California

June 11, 2018

Newest Multimillionaire in Bay Area!

SACRAMENTO – “I just felt lucky that day!” That’s all Manjit Mahe could think of trying how to explain why on the very first time he claims he played a California Lottery Scratchers® game, he won a staggering $2 million! Mahe decided... Read more »

Northern California

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