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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!

July, 2018

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July 20, 2018

Everything Coming up Scratchers® in Southland

SACRAMENTO – Johnny Allen is a retiree and longtime Lottery player. To be specific, he’s been playing since the California Lottery sold its first ticket in 1985. Imagine his surprise when he recently... Read more »

July 12, 2018

College Student Wins $1 Million Prize in South Bay!

SACRAMENTO - Giovanni Escamilla hasn’t even graduated from college yet, but you can already call him a millionaire! The 19-year-old student won the $1 million top prize playing our California Black Premium Scratchers®... Read more »

July 11, 2018

$27 Million SuperLotto Plus® Ticket Sold in Fremont Claimed!

SACRAMENTO – Masoodul Naqvi is California’s newest multimillionaire! That’s because Naqvi purchased a SuperLotto Plus ticket in Fremont (Alameda County) that matched all six numbers from the April 18th drawing. The prize – an astounding $... Read more »

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