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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, 2019

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May 13, 2019

Good ‘Little’ Lottery Win in Santa Clara County!

SACRAMENTO – A California Lottery player has claimed a $10 Xtreme Multiplier Scratchers® worth $1 million (less federal taxes). Ramon Ruezga purchased his prize-winning ticket at 7-Eleve... Read more »

Southern California

May 13, 2019

Notice of Public Meeting

Notice of Public Meeting     WHAT: The California State Lottery Commission will hold a public meeting on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Lottery Headquar... Read more »

Northern California

May 9, 2019

Bay Area Powerball® Player Claims $3 Million Prize!

SACRAMENTO – A California Lottery player who purchased a winning Powerball ticket in San Mateo has claimed his prize worth $2,939,782 (less federal taxes). The winning ticket matched five of the six numbers (16-20-37-44-62) from the March... Read more »

Northern California

May 7, 2019

‘Crazy’ $2 Million Win in Solano County!

SACRAMENTO – A California Lottery player has claimed a $20 Instant Prize Crossword Scratchers®  worth $2 million (less federal taxes). George Talaska purchased his prize-winning ticket at Maxx for Less, which is located at 1009 Highway 12... Read more »

Northern California

May 2, 2019

Winning Ticket Worth $1 Million Sold in Antioch!

SACRAMENTO – A California Lottery player has claimed a $10 Precious Jewels Scratchers® (example below) worth $1 million (less federal taxes). Rodney Sala purchased his prize-winning ticket at Safeway, which is located at 3365 Deer Valley... Read more »

Central California

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