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California man wins state's largest scratch-off lottery prize at $20 million
Routine trip turns into an instant record By Kate Northrop A California Lottery player made history when he won one of the largest scratch-off prizes offered in the state at an astounding $20 million. Chad Fry turned a mundane errand into California state history after he won $20 million from a scratch-off ticket, winning the biggest instant prize the Lottery has ever offered. It was like any other day, except Fry needed to run out to buy a pair of shorts in Auburn. What started
Aug 25, 2022, 5:58 pm - Lottery News

California woman is announced as $426 million Mega Millions jackpot winner
Winner claims state's biggest lottery jackpot this year By Kate Northrop The lone winner of a $426 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot stepped forward this week to claim her prize. Yesterday, the California Lottery announced Kristine Wellenstein as the state's biggest winner so far this year. Back in January, the Mega Millions jackpot had reached an estimated $421 million, which had been bumped up to $426 million after the drawing took place on Jan. 28, 2022. Wellenstein
Jun 10, 2022, 11:08 am - Lottery News

VIDEO: Should you move to California to win the lottery?
New York, New Jersey and Florida oh my! By Kate Northrop A winner from New York? Again? Oh, someone won the jackpot! Let me guess California. It's always someone from New Jersey... How many times have you heard that someone won Mega Millions or Powerball only to find out that the winner is from one of these three states? Everyone dreams about winning the lottery so does this mean you should pack your bags and move to California to make it come true? WATCH: Should you mo
May 27, 2022, 6:11 pm - Lottery News

California Powerball winner steps forward to claim share of $632.6 million jackpot
The waiting and wondering is over By Kate Northrop After over four months, the California winner of half of the $632.6 million Powerball jackpot drawn in January has come forward to claim their share of the massive prize. The wait is finally over. Orlando Zavala Lozano is one of the two winners who split the $632.6 million Powerball jackpot drawn on Jan. 5, 2022. When Lozano picked up a Powerball ticket at the 7-Eleven on the corner of Wyndham Drive and Valley Hi Drive in Sacra
May 24, 2022, 12:56 pm - Lottery News

45 jackpot-winning tickets in one California Lottery Fantasy 5 drawing
Unusually high number of top prize winners in Pick 5-style game By Kate Northrop A whopping 45 winning tickets won the California Lottery's Fantasy 5 jackpot worth $344,700 on Sat., Apr. 30, with each ticket getting an equal share of the prize. The California Lottery's Fantasy 5 game had an astonishing number of winners after an interesting combination of winning numbers were drawn on Saturday. On Saturday night, the game produced the winning numbers 3, 6, 9, 36, and 39. With 4
May 6, 2022, 12:45 pm - Lottery News

California woman chooses wrong lottery ticket because of "rude" person, wins $10 million
Woman is millions richer thanks to a stranger's bad manners By Kate Northrop A rude person at a grocery store inadvertently helped a California woman win $10 million in the lottery after their bad manners caused her to select the wrong ticket. There have been countless stories of people being persuaded to buy a different lottery ticket and winning but one player was literally pushed into purchasing a ticket she had no intention of buying and won a huge prize as a result. In Nov
Apr 7, 2022, 12:20 pm - Lottery News

86-year-old California woman shares prize with cashier who sold her winning lottery ticket
Never hesitate to make someone's day a little brighter Includes video report By Kate Northrop A California woman repaid the friendly cashier who sold her a winning lottery ticket by giving him half of her prize. A video of the kind gesture went viral on Instagram after her grandchild documented her handing balloons and money to the surprised clerk (see the full video below). Marion Forrest, 86, makes it a point to buy her Fantasy 5 lottery tickets every week at Duke's Mini
Jan 11, 2022, 2:18 pm - Lottery News

Tickets sold in California and Wisconsin split $632.6 million Powerball jackpot
Two players get a piece of the seventh-largest Powerball jackpot in history Updated with retailer location for Wisconsin ticket By Kate Northrop Two Powerball tickets, one sold in California and the other in Wisconsin, won the eleventh-largest lottery prize in U.S. history on Wednesday night. The lucky numbers for the $632.6 million jackpot were 6, 14, 25, 33, and 46, with Powerball 17. The Power Play multiplier was 2. The lump sum payout for the two winnings tickets is a
Jan 6, 2022, 12:17 pm - Lottery News

$699.8 million Powerball winner from California steps forward to claim jackpot
The winner of the seventh-largest lottery prize in U.S. history now has a name Includes audio report By Kate Northrop The California Lottery announced on Thursday that the winner of the largest jackpot ever won in the state was finally claimed by a winning ticketholder from Morro Bay. Just a few months ago in October, the nearly $700 million Powerball jackpot had lottery players across the country on the edge of their seats. Now, there is finally a name to the winner of the fif
Dec 12, 2021, 3:27 pm - Lottery News

California Lottery warns against unregulated lottery couriers
Lottery targets digital ticket purchasing services By Kate Northrop The California Lottery Monday issued a press release urging players to be wary of unregulated third-party lottery ticket delivery services. With consumer demand for convenience perpetually on the rise, lottery players have been turning to app-based and online lottery ticket couriers to buy official lottery products. However, the California Lottery issued a statement that warns players against such unregulated s
Nov 24, 2021, 9:36 am - Lottery News

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