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Myth: Nobody Wins the Lottery.

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

PRESS RELEASES

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, 2000

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August 10, 2000

California Has the Largest Jackpot in the Nation

SACRAMENTO, August 10, 2000 -- Lottery officials announced the SuperLotto Plus jackpot for Saturday August 12, 2000 at $60 million. "It's thrilling that the California Lottery has the highest Lottery jackpot in the nation, even higher than 'Power... Read more »

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August 8, 2000

SUPERLotto PLUS JACKPOT ROLLS TO $44 MILLION

SACRAMENTO, August 8, 2000 -- Lottery officials announced the estimated SuperLotto Plus jackpot for Wednesday night's draw at $44 million. "This $44 million jackpot is the largest we've had since February, what a wonderful way to wrap up the summ... Read more »

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August 7, 2000

Lotto FEVER SETS IN AS SUPERLotto PLUS JACKPOT ROLLS TO $42 MILLION

SACRAMENTO, August 7, 2000 -- Lottery officials announced the estimated SuperLotto Plus jackpot for Wednesday night's draw at $42 million. "Our jackpot is at $42 million right now which makes it a very exciting time in California," said Lottery D... Read more »

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August 5, 2000

Contestants On "Big Spin® 2000" Win $322,500

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "Big Spin® 2000" show airs Saturday, August 5, 2000 in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a total of $322,500. Silvia Galvan of Azusa will split the $95,000 prize she won, p... Read more »

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August 3, 2000

SUPERLotto PLUS JACKPOT HITS $33 MILLION

SACRAMENTO, August 3, 2000 -- Lottery officials announced the estimated SuperLotto Plus jackpot for Saturday, August 5, 2000, at $33 million. "This is the largest SuperLotto Plus jackpot we've had since the game began," said Lottery Director Joan... Read more »

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