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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!

May, 2018

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May 23, 2018

Notice of Public Meeting

WHAT: The California State Lottery Commission will hold a public meeting tomorrow, Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at Lottery Headquarters in SacramentoMembers of the public are invited to attend.Persons needing reasonable a... Read more »

May 18, 2018

Extremely Lucky Southern California Lottery Player Has Multiple Wins Worth Millions

SACRAMENTO -  To say that Antulio Mazariegos is one lucky guy would be a huge understatement. The long-time lottery player recently walked into the California Lottery’s Van Nuys District Office holding a Cal... Read more »

May 16, 2018

Lucky Retailer Spreading the Wealth in San Diego!

SACRAMENTO – We have a rather substantial win to tell you about in San Diego County. Mark McKenna landed himself three-quarters of a million dollars by playing the California Lottery Scratchers® game $10 Million Dazzler. Can you imagine w... Read more »

May 14, 2018

Notice Of Public Meeting

WHAT: The California State Lottery Commission will hold a public meeting Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at Lottery Headquarters in Sacramento.Members of the public are invited to attend.Persons needing reasonable accommodations may requ... Read more »

May 9, 2018

Lottery Players Winning Big in NorCal!

SACRAMENTO – Last month, one lucky California Lottery ticket matched five of six Mega Millions numbers to win a cool $3.2 million. We now know that lucky ticket belongs to not one player, but to a group of 10 co-workers, who fittingly ref... Read more »

Northern California

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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