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Myth: Nobody Wins the Lottery.

Fact: The California Lottery pays out tens of millions of dollars in prizes every week. 


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, 2015

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October 2, 2015

$610,000 Fantasy 5 Ticket Sold in Los Angeles!

SACRAMENTO – The first of the month turned out to be quite the payday for one lucky California Lottery Fantasy 5 player. That’s because they just won $610,882 after matching all five numbers in last night’s draw. The winning ticket c... Read more »

Southern California | Media Advisories and Events

October 1, 2015

Modesto Friends Win Record $10 Million on New Anniversary $30 Scratchers® Ticket!

SACRAMENTO – Here’s something that will solidify a friendship. Just in time for the California Lottery’s 30th Anniversary on Saturday, two friends from Modesto have won the California Lottery’s largest Scratchers ticket top prize payout e... Read more »

Northern California | Winners Stories

October 1, 2015

Antioch Powerball® Ticket Worth $1.7 Million

SACRAMENTO – There’s a new millionaire in Antioch! A lucky California Lottery player matched five of six numbers in last night’s Powerball draw to win $1,771,065. The winning ticket matched the numbers 40, 59, 21, 39 and 55, missing... Read more »

Northern California | Winners Stories

October 1, 2015

Fresno Man Wins $6.5 Million on a Non-Winning Scratchers® Ticket!

SACRAMENTO – Over a month ago, Xue Lee received an email from the California Lottery regarding his 2nd Chance account. Lee didn’t think much of the email; in fact he actually deleted it without reading it, thinking it was just more worthl... Read more »

Winners Stories

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