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Myth: Nobody Wins the Lottery.

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!

May, 2010

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May 31, 2010

Fantasy 5 Ticket Sold in Santa Ana Wins $200k!

SACRAMENTO – California Lottery officials are on the lookout for the owner – or owners – of a Fantasy 5 ticket purchased in Santa Ana. That’s because their ticket matched all five numbers and is worth $199,631. The numbers o... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

May 28, 2010

Southern Californians 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 $280,000 in cash and prizes. Starting off this week’s show were Sonia Taylor-Tucker of Inglewood and Nicholas De Leo... Read more »

Winners Stories

May 27, 2010

MEGA Millions® Ticket Sold in Claremont Still Unclaimed One Month Later

SACRAMENTO – The California Lottery is still looking for a lucky Lottery player in Claremont who matched five out of six numbers in a MEGA Millions draw last month. The ticket is worth $167,371. The winning ticket was sold a... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

May 27, 2010

Moreno Valley Fantasy 5 Ticket Hits $400k Jackpot!

SACRAMENTO – A California Lottery player who purchased a ticket in Moreno Valley for last night’s Fantasy 5 draw has some extra money in their pocket this morning. That’s because their ticket matched all five numbers and is worth $407,879.... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

May 26, 2010

Southern Californians Win Big in Latest California Lottery Replay Draw

SACRAMENTO – These players didn’t win the first time around, but they persisted. Now, thanks to the California Lottery’s innovative Replay Program, three lucky Southern Californians are getting a total of $130,000. The Repla... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

May 24, 2010

$12 Million SuperLotto Plus® Ticket Sold in Barstow Yet to be Claimed

SACRAMENTO – It’s been a month since a lucky California Lottery player purchased a SuperLotto Plus jackpot-winning ticket in Barstow, and Lottery officials are still waiting for the owner or owners of that ticket to come forward. The prize is wor... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

May 24, 2010

Family Birthdays Pay Off for Lincoln Woman

SACRAMENTO – A lucky California Lottery player who bought a MEGA Millions® ticket in Lincoln parlayed a batch of family birthdays into an $830,872 prize. The woman, who asked to remain anonymous, is a regular MEGA Millions p... Read more »

Northern California | Winners Stories

May 22, 2010

Southern Californians 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 $132,000 in cash and prizes. Starting off this week’s show were Cuc Ho of Rosemead and Mary Scott of Rancho Palos Ver... Read more »

Winners Stories

May 22, 2010

Winning Fantasy 5 Ticket Sold in Watsonville Worth More Than $200,000

SACRAMENTO – A California Lottery player who purchased a ticket in Watsonville for last night’s Fantasy 5 draw will soon have a lot more money in their bank account. That’s because their ticket matched all five numbers and is worth $204,117.... Read more »

Northern California | Winners Stories

May 22, 2010

Winning MEGA Millions® Ticket Sold in Lincoln Worth $830K

SACRAMENTO – A lucky California Lottery player who bought a MEGA Millions ticket in Lincoln has received quite a return on their investment. Their ticket matched five of six numbers in last night’s draw, earning them a tidy $830,872.... Read more »

Northern California | Winners Stories

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