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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!

September, 2018

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September 14, 2018

$1.6 Million Powerball® Ticket Sold in Long Beach!

SACRAMENTO – People should start digging through their purses, pockets and wallets because there’s a winning million-dollar Powerball ticket floating around and you might have it. The ticket sold in Long Beach (Los Angeles County) matched... Read more »

Southern California

September 10, 2018

Notice of Public Meeting

WHAT: The California State Lottery Commission will hold a public meeting Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at Lottery Headquarters in SacramentoMembers of the public are invited to attend.Persons needing reasonable accommodations may... Read more »

Northern California

September 10, 2018

Fantasy 5 Ticket Wins Big in San Diego County

SACRAMENTO – There’s some big news out of Chula Vista today. Someone bought a California Lottery ticket there that’s now worth more than a half-million dollars. It’s a Fantasy 5 ticket and it matched all five numbers from last night’s dra... Read more »

Southern California

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