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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!

July, 2010

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July 30, 2010

Camarillo Lottery Ticket Wins Nearly $200,000

SACRAMENTO – A lucky California Lottery player in Camarillo matched all five numbers in last night’s Fantasy 5 draw and is holding a ticket worth $197,823. The ticket was purchased at J R Food Mart, which is located at 2616... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

July 29, 2010

MEDIA ADVISORY - MEGA Millions Mania Mall Tour in Santa Ana

WHAT: The California Lottery is bringing the MEGA Millions® game to a mall in your area. Participants can play the MEGA Millions mac... Read more »

Media Advisories and Events

July 28, 2010

Clearlake Woman Claims $1 Million Scratchers® Prize

SACRAMENTO – No matter how much she tried to convince herself that her ticket couldn’t possibly be a winner, there was no denying it – Patricia Zalpis had just won an instant $1 million playing the California Lottery’s “Millions in Cash” Scratche... Read more »

Northern California | Winners Stories

July 28, 2010

Long Beach MEGA Millions® Ticket Wins $168k Prize

SACRAMENTO – California Lottery officials are on the lookout for the owner – or owners – of a MEGA Millions ticket sold in Long Beach for last night’s draw that is worth $168,483. The ticket was sold at Del’s Liquor, which i... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

July 27, 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 three months ago in Temecula worth $167,371. The ticket was sold at Jefferson Chevron & Deli, which is l... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

July 26, 2010

Man Follows His Instincts - Wins $2,000,010 Playing “Extravaganza” Scratchers®

SACRAMENTO – An East Bay man played a hunch over the weekend, and as a result he’s California’s newest millionaire. The lucky Lottery player claimed a winning Scratchers ticket worth $2,000,000 at his local Lottery District Office this morning.... Read more »

Northern California | Winners Stories

July 24, 2010

Paramount MEGA Millions® Ticket Wins $300k Prize

SACRAMENTO – California Lottery officials are on the lookout for the owner – or owners – of a MEGA Millions ticket sold in Paramount for last night’s draw that is worth $312,388. The ticket was sold at Star Lite Liquor locat... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

July 23, 2010

Halfway to the Deadline for $12 Million Lottery Ticket Sold in Barstow

SACRAMENTO – It’s been three 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... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

July 20, 2010

LA Man Claims $1 Million Scratchers® Prize

SACRAMENTO – A Los Angeles man bought two “Millions in Cash” Scratchers tickets for the first time last Friday – one of which made him an instant millionaire. The man, who asked to remain anonymous, says he plans to use his... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

July 19, 2010

$64 Million MEGA Millions® Jackpot Ticket Sold in Los Angeles Still Unclaimed

SACRAMENTO – California Lottery offices are open for business, and officials are anxiously awaiting the arrival of Friday night’s $64 million MEGA Millions jackpot winner. The lucky player, who was the only person to successfully match all six nu... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

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