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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!

May, 2018

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May 7, 2018

Four Winning Tickets to Split $2.2 Million Mega Millions® Prize!

SACRAMENTO –  The jackpot-winning ticket for Friday’s Mega Millions draw may not have been sold in California, but four tickets did match five numbers and will split the $2,280,492 prize. That means each ticket is worth $570,123 (before f... Read more »

Southern California

May 7, 2018

“Going Crazy” and “Heart Pounding” Describes L.A. Lottery Winner’s Trip of a Lifetime

SACRAMENTO – How excited would you be after winning millions on a California Lottery Scratchers®? Geovany Wave knows, because it happened to him. The 31-year-old from Los Angeles scored $2 million pla... Read more »

Southern California

May 2, 2018

Group of 22 Las Vegas Co-Workers Come Forward to Claim Nearly $2 Million Powerball® Prize!

SACRAMENTO – They have been trying. Boy, oh boy, have they been trying. We’re talking years of never giving up. It just goes to show faith and determination can indeed pay off – literally! A group of 22 workersfrom a L... Read more »

Southern California

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