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POWERBALL Draw Closes In:

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MEGA Millions Draw Closes In:

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SuperLotto Plus Draw Closes In:

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June 13, 2014

Friday the 13th Proves Lucky for Fantasy 5 Player in San Rafael!

SACRAMENTO – Usually Friday the 13th is known to be an unlucky day, but today someone in San Rafael is waking up feeling very lucky after winning the top prize on the Fantasy 5 draw from last night. Their ticket matched all of the winning...

Northern California | Winners Stories

June 10, 2014

Thank Heavens! Retiree wins $1 Million in Oakland

SACRAMENTO – Maria Moreno may be retired, but she stays pretty busy. She works part-time and is active in her church, even traveling around the world with fellow members. With that said, she doesn’t have time to wait around. That’s why sh...

Northern California | Winners Stories

June 10, 2014

What a Day for $200,000 Scratchers® Winner in Hawthorne

SACRAMENTO – Admit it. Most people aren’t thrilled when it comes to Mondays. That attitude no longer applies to Eric Jett, who now says, “I think that’s my new favorite day of the week!” You can’t really blame him. After all, the 38-year-...

Southern California | Winners Stories

June 9, 2014

$468,000 Up For Grabs as Mega Millions® Ticket Purchased in Bay Area Remains Unclaimed!

SACRAMENTO – Call it the ultimate cash grab. The California Lottery is on the hunt for someone who still hasn’t claimed their share of nearly half a million dollars! That lucky player matched five of six winning numbers in the May 9th Meg...

Northern California | Winners Stories

June 6, 2014

Daily Derby® Winner From L.A. Pulling For California Chrome to Make the Golden State Proud

SACRAMENTO – Eric Moore admits he’s not a huge horse racing fan, but he loves playing his luck at the California Lottery’s virtual Daily Derby track. “I’m a regular player. I love the game. I’m hooked...

Southern California | Winners Stories

June 2, 2014

Fantasy 5 is a Favorite in San Jose as the Fifth Big Winner of the Year Comes Forward!

SACRAMENTO – The luck in San Jose continues! Get this – our latest big winner, Sheila Sarsfield, is the fifth Fantasy 5 winner to purchase a top prize-winning ticket in San Jose in the last year! Sarsfield came into the Lottery’s East Bay...

Northern California | Winners Stories

June 1, 2014

Down the Stretch They Came! ‘Money Bags’ Crosses Finish Line for Rare $579,000 Daily Derby® Win in L.A.!

SACRAMENTO – With all eyes on California Chrome (as this electrifying Thoroughbred from California attempts to win the Triple Crown next weekend at the Belmont Stakes) – hey, we thought it only makes sense for the California Lottery to ge...

Southern California | Winners Stories

May 30, 2014

$200,000 Scratchers® Win for El Cajon Man

SACRAMENTO – Mike Kaspolis is a simple man; a small business owner who never expected to win anything like this. “When I bought the ticket, I scratched it and looked at it but didn’t know I had won. S...

Southern California | Winners Stories

May 30, 2014

U.S. Forest Service Firefighter’s Blazing Hot Luck Leads to $1.3 Million Win in Shasta County!

Who Says ‘Lying in Bed All Day’ Isn’t a Lucrative Way to Spend Your Day Off?! SACRAMENTO – It’s grueling and dangerous – yet it’s an exceptionally rewarding line of work. But talk about exhaust...

Northern California | Winners Stories

May 29, 2014

MEDIA ADVISORY:Group of 45 Riverside Seniors Win $500,000 Playing SuperLotto Plus® 2nd Chance

Press Availability With Winners Today in Riverside County SACRAMENTO – Buying SuperLotto Plus tickets in a group pool is a new tradition for residents of Cambria at Riverwalk senior...

Southern California | Winners Stories

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