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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, 2017

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February 17, 2017

$1 Million Scratchers® Win in Fresno County!

SACRAMENTO – There is exciting news to report on a California Lottery win in Fresno County. One lucky player just scored $1 million on a $10 Scratchers ticket. The game is called 50X the Money and $1 million is the maximum you can w... Read more »

Winners Stories

February 17, 2017

$191 Million Mega Millions® Ticket Sold at Primm Valley Lotto Store Claimed!

SACRAMENTO – Jack Freney is the Golden State’s latest lucky winner of a massive California Lottery jackpot. That’s because Freney matched all six numbers from the $191 million Mega Millions jackpot draw back on January 27. When we as... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

February 16, 2017

Powerball® Ticket Sold in Cupertino worth $659,000

SACRAMENTO – Someone in Silicon Valley is waking up more than a half million dollars richer after matching five of six numbers in last night’s Powerball draw. That winning ticket, worth $659,151, matched the numbers 33, 5, 42,... Read more »

Northern California | Winners Stories

February 9, 2017

$2.1 Million Powerball® Ticket Sold in Long Beach

SACRAMENTO – If you bought a Powerball ticket in Long Beach, it’s time to check your ticket! That’s because someone matched five of six numbers in last night’s draw to win a whopping $2,120,302.  Here’s what you need to know: the win... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

February 8, 2017

Winning $600,000 Mega Millions® Ticket Sold at Los Angeles County Business!

SACRAMENTO – Nobody hit the $25 million jackpot during last night’s Mega Millions draw – but whoever purchased a ticket in Hawthorne came awfully close! The player who bought a ticket at Mel’s & Leo’s Liquor in Hawthorne... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

February 7, 2017

Trip to Barber Shop Ends With $5 Million Win in Granada Hills

SACRAMENTO - Lloyd Vilbar is California’s newest millionaire. He won $5 million playing the California Lottery’s Extreme Green Scratchers® ticket. And it’s all thanks to a trip to the bar... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

February 2, 2017

Trip to Comic Book Store Leads to $1.5 Million Powerball® Win in San Diego

SACRAMENTO – Kent Li happens to think comic books are pretty cool. So, the day before Thanksgiving (11/23/16), he headed to a San Diego comic book store to browse around. He also knew that the Powerball jackpot was worth a hefty $359 mill... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

February 2, 2017

Ventura County Chemist in ‘Disbelief’ After Winning $750,000 on $10 Scratchers® Ticket!

SACRAMENTO – When Suminda Hapuarachchi immigrated to the United States approximately 16 years ago, the Camarillo resident admits he never dreamed anything like this could happen to him. What did happen is something he’ll never... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

February 1, 2017

Food Stop Turns Into $555,555 Scratchers® Ticket Win in Stockton!

SACRAMENTO – We’ve all been there – you feel hungry, but don’t know what you want to eat, so you just hit the road and figure it out as you go. Maybe you stop somewhere on the way. That’s what happened to Sh... Read more »

Northern California | Winners Stories

February 1, 2017

Huge Payout on Scratchers® Ticket Sold in Inland Empire

SACRAMENTO –  There is big news regarding a California Lottery ticket sold in your area. One lucky player scored a whopping $1 million off a $10 Scratchers she purchased at a Lottery retail location in Ontario. Thin... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

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