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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!

August, 2018

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August 3, 2018

Santa Clara County Office Pool Claims $543 Million Mega Millions® Jackpot Ticket

SACRAMENTO – “It was spur of the moment. ‘Hey, did you hear about the jackpot? We should play.’” And just like that, those words set into motion a move that would result in the largest prize ever won on a single California Lottery ticket.... Read more »

Northern California

August 2, 2018

$4.9 Million Powerball® Ticket Sold in Chico!

SACRAMENTO – Expect some excitement today in Butte County, as people rush to check the tickets they purchased for last night’s Powerball drawing. We’ve learned that a single ticket that was sold in Chico matched 5 of the 6 numbers during... Read more »

Northern California

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