There are Lottery winners in all four corners of our beautiful state! Winner’s come into Lottery claims centers – with payouts both big and small - every day. We love hearing about the lives of our players and the circumstances that led to their Lottery dreams coming true! Many speak of an initial disbelief, followed by the slow and happy realization of their good fortune. Since the Lottery’s inception in 1983 more than $5 billion has been paid out in prizes! Scroll through our winners of $1,000 or more and read their stories!