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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!

September, 2010

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September 29, 2010

Anaheim Custodian Claims $278,708 Fantasy 5 Jackpot

SACRAMENTO – A lucky California Lottery player in Anaheim today came into the Lottery’s Santa Ana District Office to claim a Fantasy 5 jackpot worth $278,708. And while it’s not uncommon for Lottery players to win large priz... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

September 29, 2010

Lottery Announces Pro Football Bonus Blitz Second Chance Winners

SACRAMENTO – The California Lottery today announced the names of lucky winners of football prizes like a VIP road trip with the San Diego Chargers, a luxury suite at an Oakland Raiders game and an invitation to a special tailgate party at the San Fra... Read more »

Winners Stories

September 29, 2010

Norco Fantasy 5 Ticket Hits $177,226 Jackpot

SACRAMENTO – A lucky California Lottery player in Norco matched all five numbers in last night’s Fantasy 5 draw and is holding a ticket worth $177,226. The winning ticket was purchased at the Rapid Gas located at 170 Hidden... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

September 27, 2010

Lottery Teams Up with GTECH to Open Computer Lab in Santa Maria

SACRAMENTO – The California Lottery today teamed up with GTECH and elected officials to formally unveil a new after-school computer lab at the Abel Maldonado Youth Center in Santa Maria. As part of its After School Advantage... Read more »

Southern California | Supporting Education

September 27, 2010

MEDIA ADVISORY - California Lottery & GTECH Open New Computer Lab in Santa Maria

WHAT: The California Lottery will team up with GTECH to open a brand new computer lab at the Abel Maldonado Youth Center in Santa Ma... Read more »

Media Advisories and Events

September 27, 2010

MEGA Millions® Jackpot Ticket Sold in Morro Bay Still Unclaimed One Month Later

SACRAMENTO – California Lottery officials are still looking high and low for the owner of a $135 million MEGA Millions jackpot-winning ticket that was sold in Morro Bay one month ago. The mysterious Morro Bay millionaire suc... Read more »

Winners Stories

September 27, 2010

Only One Month Left for Temecula MEGA Millions® Ticket Worth $167,371

SACRAMENTO – California Lottery officials are on the lookout for the owner of a MEGA Millions ticket sold five months ago in Temecula worth $167,371, and time is running out fast. The ticket was sold at Jefferson Chevron &am... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

September 25, 2010

Winning MEGA Millions® Ticket Sold in Covina Worth $157k

SACRAMENTO – A California Lottery ticket purchased in Covina for last night’s draw is worth $157,721 to a lucky player. The winning ticket was purchased at Ramina’s Liquor, 333 North Vincent Avenue in Covina. The ticket matc... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

September 23, 2010

Anaheim Fantasy 5 Ticket Worth $278,708 Still Unclaimed

SACRAMENTO – A lucky California Lottery player in Anaheim matched all five numbers in the August 25 Fantasy 5 draw, winning a prize worth $278,708 – that’s the good news. The bad news is the big winner has yet to come forward to claim their jackp... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

September 23, 2010

Less Than a Month Left to Claim $12 Million Lottery Ticket From Barstow

SACRAMENTO – It’s been five 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 i... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

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