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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, 2017

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April 21, 2017

Earth Day 2017: Lottery Continues Taking Giant Steps Toward Environmental Sustainability

SACRAMENTO – On this Earth Day weekend, the California Lottery is proud to announce it has received the prestigious Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Certification for construction at its new... Read more »

Southern California

April 6, 2017

Lucky Powerball® Ticket Worth $2,469,064 Sold at Tiny Long Beach Market!

SACRAMENTO – Pacific Market in Long Beach doesn’t take up a lot of square footage at its 2990 Pacific Avenue location. But this California Lottery retailer has proven big things can indeed come in small packages! That’s because someo... Read more »

Southern California

April 4, 2017

Orange County Player Strikes Gold Thanks to Good Friend

SACRAMENTO – Mark Mulligan was never much for playing the Lottery – that was until his friend suggested he play the California Lottery’s new $30 California Gold Scratchers®. She had recently won $400 & $500 respectively, on two of the... Read more »

Southern California

April 3, 2017

Daily Derby® Ticket Sold in Bakersfield Wins Big!

SACRAMENTO – Someone is having a wonderful Monday! A California Lottery player played the horses and scored a huge win in last night’s Daily Derby draw. How huge? Well, this single ticket won $374,691 after picking all the right horses an... Read more »

April 3, 2017

Exciting $1 Million Lottery Win in Orange County!

SACRAMENTO – Cuong Nguyen enjoys playing California Lottery games and always hoped he would win. Sure, he had scored a couple of smaller prizes. “I won a thousand dollars before,” Nguyen said. “I hoped for a big one some time.” Boy... Read more »

Southern California

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