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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!

February, 2018

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February 28, 2018

California Lottery Joins Statewide Problem Gambling Awareness Month Effort

SACRAMENTO – Every year the California Lottery (Lottery) joins a national effort to promote the Problem Gambling Helpline, 1-800-GAMBLER, during National Problem Gambling Awareness Month (PGAM) in March. The Lottery and PGAM partners coll... Read more »

Southern California

February 26, 2018

$670,000 Powerball® Ticket Sold in Marina del Rey

SACRAMENTO – It was quite the weekend for a California Lottery player in Marina del Rey. That’s because that lucky player matched five of six numbers in Saturday’s (February 24) Powerball draw to win $669,941! The ticket was sold at... Read more »

Southern California

February 23, 2018

Contra Costa County Man Claims Multimillion-Dollar Win

SACRAMENTO – Jose Meza loves playing Scratchers®, so the long-time lottery player was ecstatic after recently winning $200 on a ticket. So, what do you think he did? He used part of that win to purchase a $2... Read more »

Northern California

February 22, 2018

A Cup of Coffee with a Side of $442,000

SACRAMENTO – Salvador Fonseca was enjoying a warm cup of coffee on a quiet Saturday morning when his life suddenly changed. He had just checked his Mega Millions ticket and noticed that he had matched... Read more »

Central California

February 16, 2018

Modesto Man Scores Once-in-a-Lifetime Win!

SACRAMENTO – A Modesto man says he hoped to maybe win a couple hundred bucks playing the Lottery. Imagine how he feels now after winning three-quarters of a million dollars on a Lottery Scratchers® ticket! T... Read more »

Central California

February 13, 2018

Los Angeles County Players Score Big Wins!

SACRAMENTO – Maria Hernandez loves playing Scratchers® for fun - but not just any Scratchers. The long-time lottery player says she sticks to playing crossword Scratchers because they take more time to play. Plus, she can get her money’s... Read more »

Southern California

February 12, 2018

Powerball® Ticket Worth Nearly a Half-Million Dollars Sold in Los Angeles County

SACRAMENTO – Although no one hit Saturday night’s estimated $185,200,00 Powerball jackpot, one lucky ticket sold in California matched five of six numbers to win $487,222!  The ticket was sold at Bootleggers 2, which is located at 11... Read more »

Southern California

February 7, 2018

Winner Claims $40 Million SuperLotto Plus® Jackpot!

SACRAMENTO – The wait is over for the winner of the $40 million SuperLotto Plus jackpot from December. Rexis de Guia has claimed his prize and adding to the excitement is that he’s part of a group of five who will share the jackpot!... Read more »

Northern California

February 6, 2018

Winner Claims Big Powerball® Prize in Orange County!

SACRAMENTO –Wait no more. We now know who scored that big Powerball win on a ticket sold in Orange County. Remember, that was the one that matched 5 of the 6 winning numbers from the draw on November 15, 2017. Efrain Flores claimed his fa... Read more »

Southern California

February 5, 2018

$20 Million SuperLotto Plus® Ticket Sold in Fontana!

SACRAMENTO – We have a massive win for a Southern California Lottery player. That’s because one ticket matched all six numbers in Saturday’s SuperLotto Plus draw to win the $20 million jackpot! In even more exciting news, that ticket was... Read more »

Southern California

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