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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!

January, 2018

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January 16, 2018

Inland Empire Man Takes Dog for Walk – High Tails it Home as California’s Latest Instant Millionaire!

SACRAMENTO – Armando Perez says he mind is usually “going 100 miles per hour” when he gets home from work. So, to help him relax, he likes taking his dog for a walk to the nearby market to get something to drink and sometimes buy a Califo... Read more »

Southern California

January 11, 2018

New California Lottery Player Wins $1 Million at Sacramento Café After Only Four Months of Trying!

SACRAMENTO – Thanh Cong Dang loves his coffee, but has never been much of a California Lottery player. Then he remembered his brother won $1,000 investing only $10 on a California Black Premium Scratchers® ticket. He decided to try his lu... Read more »

Northern California

January 10, 2018

Pair of Lucky California Lottery Scratchers® Winners Basking in Glow of Newfound Wealth!

SACRAMENTO – Baixin Zhang works at a Southern California restaurant and can’t help but notice quite a few of his customers enjoy playing California Lottery Scratchers while they sit and enjoy their meals. Zhang, who does not speak E... Read more »

Southern California

January 8, 2018

$1.8 Million Mega Millions® Win in Daly City!

SACRAMENTO – A California Lottery player was just one number away from splitting Friday’s $450 million Mega Millions jackpot with a winner in Florida. But, the California player is still walking away a winner – a big $1,860,934 winner!... Read more »

Northern California

January 5, 2018

MEDIA ADVISORY: More Than $1 Billion in Jackpot Prize Money Up for Grabs This Weekend!

SACRAMENTO –  Are we traveling down the road to a historical pair of billion-dollar jackpots? Well, we’re certainly headed in the right direction! Due to higher than expected Mega Millions sales, the jackpot for tonight’s Mega Millio... Read more »

January 4, 2018

$3.2 Million Powerball® Ticket Sold in Ontario

SACRAMENTO – Someone in Southern California is waking up a multi-millionaire after matching only five of six numbers in last night’s Powerball draw for a win of $3,264,394! Not a bad prize for missing the all-important Powerball number, b... Read more »

Southern California

January 3, 2018

Urgent Tonight's Powerball® Jackpot Increases Again!

SACRAMENTO – As if the Powerball jackpot frenzy couldn’t get any better, the jackpot amount for this evening’s draw just went even higher. It climbed another $20 million this morning and is now worth an estimated $460 million! Let’s... Read more »

January 2, 2018

2018 Begins with $812 Million Available in Jackpots

SACRAMENTO – What better way to start off the new year than with $812 million up for grabs across three draw games! That includes a $361 million Mega Millions® draw tonight! The Mega Millions jackpot, which has not been hit since Oc... Read more »

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