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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!

October, 2017

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October 19, 2017

Million-Dollar Powerball® Win in Fresno County!

SACRAMENTO – If you bought a ticket for last night’s Powerball drawing, you are going to want to get that ticket and check it immediately. That’s because a ticket sold in Kerman matched five out of the six winning numbers that were called... Read more »

Central California

October 17, 2017

$800,000 Winning Powerball® Ticket Claimed!

SACRAMENTO – Felipe Mercado didn’t hit the big $356 million jackpot when Powerball fever was in full swing back in August – but he is sure glad he bought a ticket! That’s because Mercado picked five of the six numbers, just missing the re... Read more »

Southern California

October 17, 2017

Orange County Powerball® Winner Claims $818,000 Prize!

SACRAMENTO – Just two months ago, all the talk was about the incredible $758.7 million Powerball jackpot. Although no California Lottery players hit that massive jackpot, three tickets sold in California matched five of six numbers to win... Read more »

Southern California

October 17, 2017

Small Decisions Lead to Big Scratchers® Win in Oroville

SACRAMENTO – It’s not often that one small decision you make while going about your day completely changes your life. But it does happen, and Mai Thao is proof. She made a few small decisions recently that led her to a $750,000 Scratchers... Read more »

Northern California

October 17, 2017

‘Too Good’ $1.2 Million Scratchers® Win in Fresno

SACRAMENTO – “This is too good!” That’s what Helen Yonangitti had to say following her $1.2 million California Lottery win on a $2 Set for Life Scratchers she purchased in Fresno. She said it’s not because of what she’ll get out of the wi... Read more »

Central California

October 13, 2017

$750,000 Scratchers® Win in Fremont

SACRAMENTO – It started off as just a normal Saturday for Erik A. Mendoza, but when he stopped at a gas station later his day went from normal to amazing. Mendoza purchased a California Gold Scratchers ticke... Read more »

Northern California

October 13, 2017

L.A. Powerball® Win Helping Good Cause

SACRAMENTO – More than a month ago, a ticket sold in California came just one single number away from winning the massive $430 million Powerball® jackpot. But despite missing the red Powerball number, that ticket is still worth $608,157 f... Read more »

Southern California

October 12, 2017

$5 Million Scratchers® Ticket Sold in Pasadena

SACRAMENTO – “I was excited and a little scared.” That’s how Francisco Banuelos described how he felt the moment he realized he had just won a whopping $5 million on a Scratchers ticket. California’s... Read more »

Southern California

October 11, 2017

$1.8 Million Mega Millions® Win in Costa Mesa!

SACRAMENTO – If you purchased a Mega Millions ticket in Costa Mesa, you may want to check it as soon as you can. A ticket sold there matched five of six numbers to win $1,812,236 last night. The ticket was sold at Costa Mesa Fuel, wh... Read more »

Southern California

October 9, 2017

Daily Derby® Ticket Sold in Crescent City Wins Big!

SACRAMENTO – Someone wasn’t horsing around when they purchased a Daily Derby ticket for last night’s draw in Crescent City. That’s because that lucky ticket is worth $516,028 after picking all the right horses and the final race time.... Read more »

Northern California

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