CA Lottery Home

Who We Are Games Retailers Corporate Social Responsibility Español

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!

August, 2015

Browse Press Releases

Show all »

Showing 1 to 10 of 13

August 27, 2015

Inglewood Retiree Wins $3.25 Million on a Non-Winning Scratchers® Ticket!

SACRAMENTO – Carol Craver is a loyal lottery player and has been ever since the California Lottery first began selling tickets 30 years ago. In fact, she remembers voting “yes” on Proposition 37 in 1984, which was the ballot i... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

August 27, 2015

$10 Scratchers® Win Turns Into $750,000 for L.A. County Man

SACRAMENTO – Guillermo Soto is an avid lottery player. So when he won $10 on a Scratchers ticket, naturally he thought, “Hey, why not buy more Scratchers?” Soto used his winnings to buy a $10 Crossword Ca$h Scratchers game. The Lynwood ma... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

August 21, 2015

Powerball® Jackpot Hits $90 Million for Tomorrow Night’s Draw

Changes Coming Soon for Powerball Game, Starting with October 7 Draw SACRAMENTO – While tomorrow night’s $90 million Powerball jackpot might not be the biggest in recent memory, the news is finally out that the game its... Read more »

Media Advisories and Events

August 13, 2015

Man in Whittier Fills up on Gas and Cash!

Winning Powerball® ticket worth $700,000 SACRAMENTO – A quick stop to get gas has turned out to be one of the best decisions Alejandro Aguilar has ever made. While filling up he remembered it w... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

August 12, 2015

‘Will Return’ Sign Leads SoCal Man to $1 Million Win!

Orange County Truck Driver Goes to Get Haircut; Takes Home Valuable Freight SACRAMENTO – Have you ever gone somewhere, only to find the place locked up and a “Be Back Later” sign staring you in the face? Orange County... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

August 11, 2015

$1 Million Scratchers® Win in San Jose!

SACRAMENTO – Who would think that a little piece of paper could have such impact? It can if that paper is a 50X The Cash Scratchers ticket. Tien Sy Tonthat purchased one from a California Lottery retailer in San Jose and won $1 million!... Read more »

Northern California | Winners Stories

August 11, 2015

Ultimate Destination Experience is in Full Swing!

Coronado Island is the Latest Destination for an End-of-Summer Treat SACRAMENTO – The California Lottery’s latest tantalizing promotion has players talking and entries pouring in! Our Ultimate Destination Experience ha... Read more »

Media Advisories and Events

August 9, 2015

Los Angeles County Ticket Wins $63 Million SuperLotto Plus® Jackpot!

SACRAMENTO – Yes! After 51 drawings in a row a SuperLotto Plus ticket has finally hit the jackpot! The winning ticket that beat the odds was sold in Chatsworth (Los Angeles County) and is now worth $63 million to whoever has it. Here are... Read more »

Southern California | Media Advisories and Events

August 6, 2015

When This Retiree Brings Home the Bacon, He Really Brings Home the Bacon!

Winning $110 Million Powerball® Ticket Sold in Los Angeles Claimed SACRAMENTO – Willie Nelson – no, not *that* one – has been married almost 38 years and he knows a healthy marriage is a partnership. So when his wife asked h... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

August 6, 2015

$700,000 Powerball® Ticket Sold In Whittier!

SACRAMENTO – Someone in Whittier has 700,000 reasons to celebrate today. That’s because that person matched five of six numbers in last night’s Powerball draw to win $705,729. The winning ticket was sold at Friendly Hills Chevron, w... Read more »

Showing 1 to 10 of 13