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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!

November, 2018

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November 15, 2018

Unbelievable Scratchers® Win in Los Angeles County!

SACRAMENTO – It’s unbelievable what Elsa Zatarain won on the $20 Scratchers she bought at a donut shop in Los Angeles County. The 49-year-old administrative assistant from Bellflower scored the top prize on the California Lottery’s Grand... Read more »

Southern California

November 7, 2018

Lucky Lottery Players in the Southland Strike it Big

SACRAMENTO – While much of the focus lately has been on the massive Mega Millions® and Powerball® jackpots, some California Lottery players have been raking it in playing Scratchers®!   “Oh my God. Oh my God... Read more »

Southern California

November 7, 2018

Man Blessed With $2 Million Lottery Win in Monterey County

SACRAMENTO – A Monterey County man is convinced that something he did right before he played his Scratchers® ticket changed his life. Before checking to see if he had the 10th word needed to win the t... Read more »

Central California

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