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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, 2002

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August 12, 2002

$55 MILLION SUPERLotto PLUS JACKPOT -- LARGEST SINGLE-STATE JACKPOT IN THE U.S.

SACRAMENTO, August 12, 2002 — Lottery officials announced the estimated SuperLotto Plus jackpot for Wednesday night's draw at $55 million. "The California Lottery currently has the largest single-state lottery jackpot in the country," stated Joan... Read more »

Lottery Performance

August 12, 2002

Contestants Win $200,000 on The Big Spin® Show

SACRAMENTO — California Lottery's "The Big Spin®" show airs Saturday, August 10, 2002, in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show win a total of $200,000. Assemblymember Gloria Negrete McLeod presented Kathy Cardinal... Read more »

Winners Stories

August 5, 2002

Contestants Win $292,500 on The Big Spin® Show

SACRAMENTO — California Lottery's "The Big Spin®" show airs Saturday, August 3, 2002, in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show win a total of $292,500. Ken Jackson Fantasy 5 Dream Machine contestants win a total... Read more »

Winners Stories

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