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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!

October, 2017

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October 13, 2017

$750,000 Scratchers® Win in Fremont

SACRAMENTO – It started off as just a normal Saturday for Erik A. Mendoza, but when he stopped at a gas station later his day went from normal to amazing. Mendoza purchased a California Gold Scratchers ticke... Read more »

Northern California

October 13, 2017

L.A. Powerball® Win Helping Good Cause

SACRAMENTO – More than a month ago, a ticket sold in California came just one single number away from winning the massive $430 million Powerball® jackpot. But despite missing the red Powerball number, that ticket is still worth $608,157 f... Read more »

Southern California

October 12, 2017

$5 Million Scratchers® Ticket Sold in Pasadena

SACRAMENTO – “I was excited and a little scared.” That’s how Francisco Banuelos described how he felt the moment he realized he had just won a whopping $5 million on a Scratchers ticket. California’s... Read more »

Southern California

October 11, 2017

$1.8 Million Mega Millions® Win in Costa Mesa!

SACRAMENTO – If you purchased a Mega Millions ticket in Costa Mesa, you may want to check it as soon as you can. A ticket sold there matched five of six numbers to win $1,812,236 last night. The ticket was sold at Costa Mesa Fuel, wh... Read more »

Southern California

October 9, 2017

Daily Derby® Ticket Sold in Crescent City Wins Big!

SACRAMENTO – Someone wasn’t horsing around when they purchased a Daily Derby ticket for last night’s draw in Crescent City. That’s because that lucky ticket is worth $516,028 after picking all the right horses and the final race time.... Read more »

Northern California

October 9, 2017

Strange Sights and Sounds Following Lottery Scratchers® Win in Alhambra!

SACRAMENTO – We’ve heard stories about substantial Lottery wins, but this one is different. At least it was for Davis To, a 28-year-old Alhambra resident who won $750,000 on a California Lottery Mystery Crossword Scratchers®. It isn’... Read more »

Southern California

October 6, 2017

Birthday Purchase Leads to $5 Million Win in Oxnard!

SACRAMENTO – Birthdays roll around once a year, but winning $5 million, that is a once in a lifetime event! That big win is exactly what happened when Janneth Steir decided to buy a $20 California Black Premium Scratchers ticket for her b... Read more »

Southern California

October 3, 2017

Lottery Player’s Routine Backfires in Good Way: Walks Away From Oakland Safeway a $6 Million Winner!

SACRAMENTO –  For many years, Peggy Rike says she’s been using the same strategy for buying her California Lottery Scratchers®. “There’s a system. I counted them. There are 12 stores I buy from in Oakland and San Leandro,” Rike explained.... Read more »

Northern California

October 3, 2017

SoCal Man 1st Million Winner on New $10 California Black Premium Scratchers® Game

SACRAMENTO – Hayk Kocharyan is not only California’s newest millionaire –he’s also the first $1 million winner from our new $10 California Black Premium Scratchers game after winning the game’s top prize.  Kocharyan purchased the wi... Read more »

Southern California

October 3, 2017

Wife Scolds Husband, He Hides, Then Wins $1 Million Scratchers® Prize in El Dorado County!

SACRAMENTO – A good rule of thumb in marriage is to be open and honest – don’t hide anything. But Hermenegildo Beltran-Meza did the opposite. He not only hid some information from his wife, he literally hid from her too and then won $1 mi... Read more »

Northern California

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