Join The Celebration! July 15 - 19, 2024

Celebrate Lottery Week With Us! 

From July 15 - July 19, join us and lotteries across the U.S. and Canada in celebrating Lottery Week! This week, we acknowledge our collective contributions to our missions and beneficiaries and thank our retailers, employees, and players. In case you didn’t know, 95 cents of every dollar spent on California Lottery games goes back to the community through contributions to public schools, player prizes and retailer compensation! Learn more about what we are celebrating this Lottery Week by reading below and stay updated by following us on our social channels.

You Play Schools Win

Our Mission

The California Lottery’s mission is to provide supplemental funding to California public schools. Since 1985, the California Lottery has given schools more than $43.8 billion. In fact, 2023 was a record-breaking year with $9.2 billion in sales which gave $2.2 billion back to California public education. We thank our players, retailers, and local communities for supporting our mission every day!

Lottery Retailers

Every California Lottery retailer plays an important part in our mission, and we recognize our many California Lottery retailers that are small and independent businesses throughout the state. Since 1985, our retailers have earned a total of $9.8 billion in commissions and bonuses! On top of regular Lottery commissions on tickets sold and redeemed, when players win big, retailers win big too! Just in 2023, our 23,413 retailers collectively earned over $633.2 million. The California Lottery thanks our retailers for their dedication to our mission and we encourage you to support your local community retailers.

Find Your Game

This week, play your favorite lottery game or try something new! Whether it’s a daily game, a jackpot game, Hot Spot®, or Scratchers® - your perfect game is just a play away! Visit our Draw Games page to learn more about all things draw games - winning numbers, odds and more! Looking for a more instant win? Check out the great variety of themes and prizes with our Scratchers® games here. Are you ready to play?

Lucky Winners

Winning the lottery is exciting for all those who win - big or small! That's why we love to celebrate the success stories of our players. The California Lottery has winners each and every day and has paid over $75 billion in prizes since the first ticket sold in 1985. Just in the past year, Powerball®, Mega Millions® and SuperLotto Plus® have seen 41 million winners and California Lottery made 180 millionaires, plus 2 billionaires! It’s not just the billion-dollar jackpots being taken home in California. Last year, over 120 winners brought home $1 million or more in Scratchers® prizes!

Integrity, Trust, and Responsible Gaming

California Lottery is committed to the highest standards of security and responsible gaming. We were the first lottery in the nation to receive a World Lottery Association (WLA) Responsible Gaming Level Four Certification and the first lottery to earn the Security Control Standard Certification. These are the highest levels of internationally­ recognized certification for our commitment to making responsible gaming, security, trust, and integrity an integral part of our daily operation at California Lottery.