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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!

June, 2010

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June 30, 2010

Chino Hills Fantasy 5 Ticket Wins $183k

SACRAMENTO – California Lottery officials are on the lookout for the owner – or owners – of a Fantasy 5 ticket purchased in Chino Hills that matched all five numbers in last night’s draw and is worth $183,202. The numbers on... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

June 30, 2010

Lottery Ends 2009-2010 Fiscal Year on a High Note

SACRAMENTO – The California Lottery today closed the book on a highly successful 2009-2010 Fiscal Year, and turned to the first page of what promises to be one of the best years in recent memory. When the 2009-2010 Fiscal Ye... Read more »

Lottery Performance

June 30, 2010

Simi Valley MEGA Millions® Ticket Wins $308k Prize

SACRAMENTO – California Lottery officials are on the lookout for the owner – or owners – of a MEGA Millions ticket sold in Simi Valley for last night’s draw that is worth $308,041. The ticket was sold at Donut Depot located... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

June 28, 2010

Temecula MEGA Millions® Ticket Worth $167,371 Still Unclaimed

SACRAMENTO – California Lottery officials are on the lookout for the owner – or owners – of a MEGA Millions ticket sold more than two months ago in Temecula worth $167,371. The ticket was sold at Jefferson Chevron & Deli... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

June 26, 2010

New Wheels for Everyone on This Week’s “Make Me a Millionaire!”

SACRAMENTO – On this week’s episode of Make Me a Millionaire, 12 lucky contestants were awarded a total of $137,000 in cash and prizes. Ross King of Spring Valley, Ruben Rodriguez of El Monte and Frank Johnson of Cu... Read more »

Winners Stories

June 24, 2010

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

SACRAMENTO – It’s been two months 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... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

June 24, 2010

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

WHAT: The California State Lottery Commission will hold a public meeting tomorrow at 10 a.m. at Lottery Headquarters in Sacramento.... Read more »

Media Advisories and Events

June 19, 2010

LA SuperLotto Plus® Ticket Wins $10 Million Jackpot

SACRAMENTO – A lucky California Lottery player in Los Angeles is waking up $10 million richer this morning. Their ticket matched all six numbers in last night’s SuperLotto Plus draw. The winning ticket was sold at Jack’s Liq... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

June 19, 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. Anamaria Molina from Pomona won a new car on the Lucky Penny segment. Lucky Penny winner... Read more »

Winners Stories

June 15, 2010

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

WHAT: The California State Lottery Commission will hold a public meeting on Friday, June 25, 2010 at 10 a.m. at Lottery Headquarters... Read more »

Media Advisories and Events

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