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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!

June, 1999

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June 26, 1999

Big Spin® 2000 Contestants win over $292,000

SACRAMENTO -- The California Lottery's "Big Spin® 2000" show airs Saturday June 26, 1999 in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a total of $292,500.While waiting for gas, Eric Quaranta, a parts supply clerk fr... Read more »

Winners Stories

June 22, 1999

MEDIA ADVISORY: LOTTERY COMMISSION TO HOLD MEETING IN SACRAMENTO

SACRAMENTO -- The California State Lottery Commission will hold a public meeting at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, June 25, 1999, at the California Lottery Headquarters Building located at 600 North 10th Street in Sacramento, California.Members of the pub... Read more »

Northern California | Media Advisories and Events

June 19, 1999

Mother and Daughter's Birthday Wish Comes True to Tune of $40,000

SACRAMENTO -- The new California Lottery's "Big Spin® 2000" show airs Saturday June 19, 1999 in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a total of $312,500.Tracy Gregrich's mother bought two tickets the day before... Read more »

Winners Stories

June 15, 1999

$87 Million SuperLotto Jackpot Winner Claims Largest Individual Prize Won in California - Third Largest Jackpot in California Lottery History

SACRAMENTO -- Lottery officials announced that Salvador Gonzalez came forward to claim last Wednesday's $87 million SuperLotto jackpot prize. Gonzalez discovered that he had won the mega jackpot last Thursday evening and waited sleeplessly until... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

June 12, 1999

A Bus Driver with a Lucky Charm Scores $75,000

SACRAMENTO -- The new California Lottery's "Big Spin® 2000" show airs Saturday June 12, 1999 in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a total of $228,000.Paul Griffin, a city bus driver from San Leandro, wore hi... Read more »

Winners Stories

June 10, 1999

Orange County Ticket Wins $87 Million SuperLotto Jackpot At Kelly's Mini Mart in Anaheim

SACRAMENTO -- Lottery officials announced today that one ticket matched the numbers drawn for Wednesday's $87 million SuperLotto jackpot prize.The numbers drawn for Wednesday's June 10, 1999 were 8, 32, 31, 43, 26 and 25. The winning ticket was s... Read more »

Winners Stories

June 9, 1999

$87 Million SuperLotto Jackpot Up For Grabs California Lottery Jackpot Largest in the Nation Third Largest in California Lottery History

SACRAMENTO -- Lottery officials announced the SuperLotto jackpot for Wednesday June 9, 1999 at $87 million. "Californians are excited about this latest bout of Lotto Fever," said Lottery Commission Chairman Dan Apodaca. "This jackpot is larger th... Read more »

Lottery Performance

June 8, 1999

SuperLotto Jackpot Rockets To $75 Million California Lottery Jackpot Largest in the Nation Third Largest in California Lottery History

SACRAMENTO -- Lottery officials announced the SuperLotto jackpot for Wednesday June 9, 1999 at $75 million. "This is the California Lottery's third largest jackpot in it's history and it is larger than any other lottery jackpot in the country, in... Read more »

Lottery Performance

June 7, 1999

SuperLotto Jackpot Rises To $65 Million California Lottery Jackpot Largest in the Nation

SACRAMENTO -- Lottery officials announced the SuperLotto jackpot for Wednesday June 9, 1999 at $65 million. "The California Lottery's jackpot is the largest in the country, even larger than the multi-state lotteries," said Lottery Commission Chai... Read more »

Lottery Performance

June 5, 1999

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SACRAMENTO -- The new California Lottery's "Big Spin® 2000" show airs Saturday June 5, 1999 in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a total of $1,307,500, including the next Weekly Grand winner to be announced... Read more »

Winners Stories

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