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. 

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!

March, 2002

Browse Press Releases

Show all »

Showing 11 to 12 of 12

March 7, 2002

SUPERLotto PLUS JACKPOT ROLLS TO $40 MILLION

SACRAMENTO, March 7, 2002 -- Lottery officials announced the estimated SuperLotto Plus jackpot for Saturday night's draw at $40 million. "The jackpot is rolling again and it's at $40 million." said Lottery Director, Joan Wilson. "It's completely... Read more »

Lottery Performance

March 1, 2002

CONTESTANTS WIN $215,000 ON THE BIG SPIN® SHOW

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "The Big Spin®" show airs Saturday, March 2, 2002, in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show win a total of $215,000. Assemblymember Marco Firebaugh presented Kathleen Hannum with... Read more »

Winners Stories

Showing 11 to 12 of 12