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

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!

April, 2010

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April 30, 2010

Five Winning MEGA Millions® Tickets Worth $204K Each

SACRAMENTO – Five California Lottery tickets matched five of six numbers in last night’s MEGA Millions draw, making each ticket worth $204,482. The winning numbers on the tickets were 41, 14, 20, 47, 53 and the Mega number... Read more »

Winners Stories

April 30, 2010

Winning Fantasy 5 Ticket Sold in San Francisco Worth Nearly $200,000

SACRAMENTO – A California Lottery player who purchased a ticket in San Francisco for last night’s Fantasy 5 draw is nearly $200,000 richer this morning. That’s because their ticket matched all five numbers and is worth $197,429.... Read more »

Northern California | Winners Stories

April 29, 2010

MEGA Millions® Jackpot Rolls Again, Soars to $224 Million

SACRAMENTO – The California Lottery is excited to announce that, because no one matched all six numbers in Tuesday night’s MEGA Millions draw, the jackpot for tomorrow night has grown to an incredible $224 million. And while... Read more »

Lottery Performance

April 28, 2010

Four Winning MEGA Millions® Tickets Worth $167K Each

SACRAMENTO – Four lucky California Lottery players who bought their tickets in Southern California are richer today. Their tickets matched five of six numbers in last night’s MEGA Millions draw, making their prize $167,371 each.... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

April 26, 2010

Bakersfield Man Claims Winning Lottery Ticket Worth $200,000

SACRAMENTO – A retired Bakersfield man wasted no time claiming his winning Fantasy 5 ticket from Saturday night’s draw.  The retired construction worker – who requested anonymity – claimed his $200,958 prize in the Lot... Read more »

Winners Stories

April 26, 2010

MEGA Millions® Jackpot Continues to Grow, Hits $191 Million

SACRAMENTO – The California Lottery is excited to announce that, because no one matched all six numbers in Friday night’s MEGA Millions draw, the jackpot for tomorrow night has grown to an incredible $191 million. And while... Read more »

Lottery Performance

April 25, 2010

Barstow SuperLotto Plus® Ticket Wins $12 Million Jackpot

SACRAMENTO – A lucky California Lottery player in Barstow is waking up $12 million richer this morning. Their ticket matched all six numbers in last night’s SuperLotto Plus draw and is worth $12 million. The winning ticket w... Read more »

Northern California | Winners Stories

April 25, 2010

Winning Fantasy 5 Ticket Sold in Bakersfield Worth $200,000

SACRAMENTO – A California Lottery player who purchased a ticket in Bakersfield for last night’s Fantasy 5 draw has 200,000 more reasons to celebrate. That’s because their ticket matched all five numbers and is worth $200,958.... Read more »

Winners Stories

April 24, 2010

Charity and Education Both Win Big on this Week’s “Make Me a Millionaire”

SACRAMENTO – On this week’s "Make Me a Millionaire," 12 lucky contestants were awarded a total of $181,000 in cash and prizes. The big winner of the day was Arpine Avdalyan, a non-profit employee from Glendale, who... Read more »

Winners Stories

April 24, 2010

Winning MEGA Millions® Ticket Sold in South El Monte Worth $542K

SACRAMENTO – A lucky California Lottery player who bought their ticket in South El Monte is now more than a half million dollars richer. Their ticket matched five of six numbers in last night’s MEGA Millions draw, making that ticket worth $542,18... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

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