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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!

October, 2003

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October 17, 2003

Contestants Win a Total of $152,500 on "The Big Spin®" Show

SACRAMENTO -- The California Lottery's "The Big Spin®" show airs every Saturday in 12 television markets statewide. A total of $152,500 was won by contestants who appeared on the show airing Saturday, October 18, 2003. Bill Nowling The "Fantas... Read more »

Winners Stories

October 16, 2003

JACKPOT ADVISORY - SuperLotto Plus Jackpot Rolls to $75 Million

SACRAMENTO, October 16, 2003 -- Lottery officials announced the SuperLotto Plus jackpot for Saturday, October 18, 2003 at $75 million. "While the rest of the country gets ready for the World Series, Californians are getting ready for a $75 millio... Read more »

Media Advisories and Events

October 14, 2003

JACKPOT ADVISORY - SuperLotto Plus Jackpot Rolls to $64 Million

SACRAMENTO, October 14, 2003 -- Lottery officials announced the SuperLotto Plus jackpot for Wednesday, October 15, 2003 at $64 million. “While baseball fever grips the midwest and east coasts, Californians are catching Lotto Fever,” said Lottery... Read more »

Media Advisories and Events

October 10, 2003

Assemblymember Nicole Parra Presents “Exceptional Educator” Award to Hanford Teacher

SACRAMENTO -- The Big Spin Show, airing this Saturday, October 11, 2003, will feature Assemblymember Nicole Parra (D) from Hanford who will present the Lottery’s Exceptional Educator Award to John Raven from Hanford. In three years of teachin... Read more »

Northern California | Supporting Education

October 10, 2003

Contestants Win a Total of $457,500 on "The Big Spin®" Show

SACRAMENTO -- The California Lottery's "The Big Spinâ" show airs every Saturday in 12 television markets statewide. A total of $457,500 was won by contestants who appeared on the show airing Saturday, October 11, 2003. Armando Villarreal The... Read more »

Winners Stories

October 9, 2003

JACKPOT ADVISORY: SuperLotto Plus Jackpot Rolls to $53 Million

SACRAMENTO, October 9, 2003 -- Lottery officials announced the SuperLotto Plus jackpot for Saturday, October 11, 2003 at $53 million. “The SuperLotto Plus jackpot gives Californians 53 million reasons to dream,” said Lottery CEO, Tony Molica. “Re... Read more »

Media Advisories and Events

October 7, 2003

JACKPOT ADVISORY: $43 Million SuperLotto Plus Jackpot up for Grabs Largest Single-State Jackpot in the Nation

SACRAMENTO, October 7, 2003 -- Lottery officials announced the estimated SuperLotto Plus jackpot for Wednesday's draw at $43 million. "Winning a jackpot of this magnitude could change a person's life. It certainly would make reaching those financ... Read more »

Media Advisories and Events

October 5, 2003

SuperLotto Plus Ticket-Printing Problem

Sacramento, October 5, 2003 - Due to a computer error, the Super Lotto Plus draw dates printed on tickets issued Sunday morning, October 5, 2003, incorrectly show the draw date for Saturday, October 11, 2003. The affected tickets are actu... Read more »

Consumer Protection

October 3, 2003

Contestants Win a Total of $220,000 on "The Big Spin®" Show

SACRAMENTO -- The California Lottery's "The Big Spin®" show airs every Saturday in 12 television markets statewide. A total of $220,000 was won by contestants who appeared on the show airing Saturday, October 4, 2003. The "Fantasy 5 Dream Machine... Read more »

Winners Stories

October 1, 2003

California Schools Receive $200 Million in Lottery Funds

Sacramento, October 1, 2003 - State Controller Steve Westly today issued quarterly payments totaling $201.7 million in Lottery revenues to school districts and other agencies. "The Lottery program is paying off for California school... Read more »

Supporting Education

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