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Myth: Nobody Wins the Lottery.

Fact: The California Lottery pays out tens of millions of dollars in prizes every week. 


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!

February, 2016

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February 1, 2016

Journey Begins for Powerball® Winner

SACRAMENTO – Let’s say this right off the bat. Jessa Mae Del Barrio did NOT win the $1.5 billion Powerball drawing last month. In fact, she wasn’t even playing. The Las Vegas resident purchased a ticket that matched five numbers in the Po... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

February 1, 2016

13 Redlands Nurses Claim $638,000 Powerball® Prize!

SACRAMENTO – A group of 13 Redlands area nurses are happy they threw in $10 apiece in last month’s historic Powerball drawing. That’s because they matched five of six numbers (04-08-19-27-34), missing only the Powerball number of 10 and w... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

February 1, 2016

Union City Powerball® Ticket Worth $1.4 Million Claimed

SACRAMENTO – Cheryle Silveria is California’s newest millionaire. Silveria brought her winning ticket that matched the numbers 47-2-63-62 and 11 (missing only the Powerball number 17) from the January 6 drawing into the California Lottery... Read more »

Northern California | Winners Stories

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