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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!

March, 2005

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March 24, 2005


SACRAMENTO, March 24, 2005 -- Lottery officials announced the SuperLotto Plus jackpot for Saturday night’s draw at $50 million. “Spring has sprung and with it comes a chance at a $50 million SuperLotto Plus jackpot,” said Dennis Sequeira, Califor... Read more »

Lottery Performance

March 19, 2005

HERO IN EDUCATION - Charles Brandon

SACRAMENTO – On March 19, 2005, Charles Brandon, a volunteer from Lancaster, was presented with the California Lottery's “Heroes in Education” award on “The Big Spin®” show. For five years, Brandon has been volunteering fulltime at Linda Verde C... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

March 12, 2005

Contestants Win a Total of $210,000 on “The Big Spin®” Show

SACRAMENTO – Twenty-one California Lottery players from across the state combined their luck to win $210,000 on “The Big Spin®” show that aired Saturday, March 12, 2005. The first player to challenge the “Fantasy 5 Dream Machine” was Henry “Harr... Read more »

Winners Stories

March 5, 2005

Contestants Win a Total of $190,500 on “The Big Spin®” Show

SACRAMENTO – Contestants from across the state won a total of $190,500 during this weekend’s “The Big Spin®” show. The first player at the “Fantasy 5 Dream Machine” was William Barclay, a retiree from San Ramon, who was happy to win $70,... Read more »

Winners Stories

March 4, 2005


Sacramento--The California State Lottery kicks off a statewide campaign March 6-12, 2005 that raises awareness about the resources available for individuals and their families affected by Problem gambling. “This is part of a national effort to in... Read more »

Consumer Protection

March 4, 2005

Semana de Conocimiento Nacional De Los Problemas Sobre La Jugada

Sacramento--La Lotería de California empieza una campaña estatal el 6 de marzo de 2005 para dar conocimiento acerca de los recursos disponibles para individuos y sus familias afectadas por problemas con la jugada. “Esto forma parte de un esfuerzo... Read more »

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