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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, 2014

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July 31, 2014

Retiree Can Thank His Lucky Popsicles for $60 Million Powerball® Win in Fontana

SACRAMENTO – What do popsicles and Powerball have in common? Not much, besides the same number of letters. But for John “Jack” Long, the two will forever be intertwined. You see, Long was picking up h... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

July 30, 2014

$5 Million Scratchers® Win in Reedley!

SACRAMENTO – The California Lottery’s newest $20 Scratchers game has only been out for a week and we already have a big winner! Mohamed Kassem purchased that lucky Million $$ Match ticket and won the top prize of $5 million. The winn... Read more »

Winners Stories

July 30, 2014

$200,000 L.A. County Ticket Still Unclaimed

SACRAMENTO – Someone may be in possession of a lottery ticket worth over $200,000 and may not ever know it. A month ago, two lucky tickets from Los Angeles County matched all five Fantasy 5 numbers to split the top prize of $405,104. One... Read more »

Southern California | Media Advisories and Events

July 24, 2014

California Lottery Earns Global Recognition Certified for Security Standards, Gaming Integrity

SACRAMENTO – The California Lottery today received notice that it has received a prestigious gaming security certification from the World Lottery Association (WLA). In fact, the California Lottery is the only lottery in the United States... Read more »

Lottery Performance

July 22, 2014

Fantasy 5 Ticket Worth $291,000 Sold in Castaic!

Los Angeles County on a Lucky Roll with Fourth Consecutive Top Prize Win SACRAMENTO – The streak of Fantasy 5 wins continues in Los Angeles County! Soubanhrio Sengphrachanh is the latest big winner in the county after h... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

July 22, 2014

Bay Area Man Satisfies Hunger With $1.3 Million Scratchers® Win!

SACRAMENTO – After cashing his paycheck, Anthony Smith knew what he needed. “I decided I was going to get me a couple pieces of chicken, a couple of peanut patties and a couple bottles of my tomato juice.” But something else caught his ey... Read more »

Northern California | Winners Stories

July 20, 2014

$60 Million Powerball® Ticket Sold In Fontana

SACRAMENTO – There’s a new multimillionaire in California! A Powerball ticket, sold in Fontana, matched all six numbers in last night’s draw to win $60 million. The ticket correctly matched the numbers 10, 53, 17, 25, 45 and the Powe... Read more »

Southern California | Media Advisories and Events

July 18, 2014

California Lucky Life Scratchers® Player Wins $1.3 Million While on Family Trip!

SACRAMENTO – Eva Ruiz’s purchase of a $2 California Lucky Life Scratchers ticket has made her and her family $1.3 million richer! The Pacoima resident told the California Lottery that she was visiting family over the weeken... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

July 10, 2014

A Lifetime of Memories After Lottery Win in Glendale

SACRAMENTO – It is fun reading about people who win the Lottery and what they plan to do with their winnings. In these stories you can witness the potential of lifelong dreams and hopes being fulfilled. For example, take a lucky ticket so... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

July 8, 2014

La Crescenta Man Wastes No Time Claiming his $286,000 Fantasy 5 Prize!

SACRAMENTO – Adam Shahinian is a very excitable guy. When he saw that a winning Fantasy 5 ticket had been sold at the store where he buys his tickets, instead of checking the numbers on the website, he jumped in his car and drove to the s... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

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