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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!

June, 2017

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June 20, 2017

Powerball® Ticket Sold in Orange County Claimed

SACRAMENTO – Estela Arias didn’t waste any time claiming her prize of nearly half a million dollars. Arias recently walked into the California Lottery’s Santa Ana District Office holding her winning Powerball ticket worth $480,287 after m... Read more »

Southern California

June 19, 2017

Huge Win on Scratchers® Ticket Sold in San Bernardino County

SACRAMENTO – This should help tackle those claims by some that the big lottery wins only happen in big cities like Los Angeles or San Francisco. A $750,000 prize has been won on a California Lottery Mystery Crossword Scratchers® sold in R... Read more »

Southern California

June 16, 2017

Money, Money, Money Won on Lottery Scratchers® Sold in Los Angeles!

SACRAMENTO – This is quite a talker. Two California Lottery retail locations have been the sight of a couple of newsworthy wins. Why? Well, get this: Aside from the huge prize amounts, these two spots are less than 10 miles apart! O... Read more »

Southern California

June 13, 2017

Long Beach Player Scores $1 Million Super Win playing Super Ticket™!!

SACRAMENTO – Claudia Williams had a big month of May. That’s because she is California’s newest millionaire after claiming her gigantic win on the California Lottery’s largest (size-wise that is) Scratchers® ticket! Williams purchase... Read more »

Southern California

June 11, 2017

MEDIA ADVISORY: Press Availability at 11:45 A.M. in Sun City

SACRAMENTO – We are still waiting for the person who won last night’s $447.8 million Powerball® jackpot to come forward. Members of the California Lottery executive staff and Corporate Communications representatives will travel from Sacra... Read more »

Southern California

June 10, 2017

Winning Powerball Jackpot Ticket Worth a Revised $447.8 Million Sold in California!

SACRAMENTO – A single Powerball ticket sold in Sun City (Riverside County) has successfully matched all six numbers (20-26-32-38-58 and red Powerball number 3) in tonight’s Powerball draw! The $447.8 million jackpot (revised amount based... Read more »

Southern California

June 8, 2017

Powerball® Ticket Worth $1.6 Million Sold in Fountain Valley!

SACRAMENTO – Check your Powerball tickets, especially if you bought a ticket in Fountain Valley. That’s because someone there who bought a ticket at an ARCO ampm store won $1,674,648 after matching 5 of the 6 numbers in last night’s draw.... Read more »

Southern California

June 7, 2017

California Lottery Wins Another Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting Award

SACRAMENTO – The California Lottery is proud to announce it has, for the 14th consecutive year, received the prestigious Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Associat... Read more »

Lottery Performance

June 2, 2017

Scratchers® Player Turns Four Quarters into $500,000 in Fresno County!

SACRAMENTO – Four quarters. That’s all it took to change Reyna Gonzalez’s life. You see, she was able to turn four quarters into $500,000 after winning the top prize on the Money in the Bank Scratchers. Here’s what happened: G... Read more »

Central California

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