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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!

July, 1999

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July 31, 1999

Big Spin® 2000 Contestants Win More Than $1.2 Million - Superbowl Champ Dwight Hicks Presents "Hero In Education" Award

SACRAMENTO -- The new California Lottery's "Big Spin® 2000" show airs Saturday, July 31, 1999 in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a total of $1,287,500, including the latest Weekly Grand winner.Despite two... Read more »

Supporting Education

July 27, 1999

JACKPOT ADVISORY SUPERLotto JACKPOT HITS $33 MILLION

SACRAMENTO, July 27, 1999 -- Lottery officials announced the estimated SuperLotto jackpot for Wednesday, July 28, 1999, at $33 million. "Strong sales have raised the jackpot to $33 million," said Lottery Commission Chairman Daniel Apodaca. "Calif... Read more »

Media Advisories and Events

July 24, 1999

Big Spin ® 2000 Contestants Win Total of $156,000 in Prizes

SACRAMENTO -- The California Lottery's "Big Spin® 2000" show airs Saturday, July 24, 1999 in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a total of $156,000.Three players were looking for their slice of Fame & For... Read more »

Winners Stories

July 17, 1999

The Big Spin® 2000 Show Awards $170,000 to its contestants

SACRAMENTO -- The new California Lottery's "Big Spin® 2000" show airs Saturday July 17, 1999 in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a total of $170,000."Hopefully I'll be back again," said retired businessman... Read more »

Winners Stories

July 10, 1999

Fantasy 5 Winner Takes A Chance And Wins Big

SACRAMENTO, July 10, 1999 -- The new California Lottery's "Big Spin® 2000" show airs Saturday July 10, 1999 in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a total of $200,000.Dolores Barber, a food server from Covina... Read more »

Winners Stories

July 9, 1999

TWO CALIFORNIA WINNERS MEET IN SACRAMENTO TO CLAIM SUPERLotto JACKPOTS

SACRAMENTO, July 9, 1999 -- Three winning tickets matched all six numbers drawn -- 42, 37, 49, 27, 41, 16 -- and will split the last Wednesday's $32 million jackpot. The tickets were sold in Elk Grove, Dixon and Hesperia.Two of the winners, Bil... Read more »

Northern California | Winners Stories

July 6, 1999

$30 MILLION SUPERLotto JACKPOT MAKES CALIFORNIA'S SUMMER EVEN HOTTER

SACRAMENTO, July 6, 1999 -- Lottery officials announced the SuperLotto jackpot for Wednesday, July 7, 1999, at $30 million. "This is a perfect way to kick off the new fiscal year," said Lottery Commissioner, Dave Rosenberg. "Not only does it make... Read more »

Lottery Performance

July 3, 1999

Dream Machine Ignites Fireworks for "Big Spin® 2000" Contestant - Latest "Hero in Education" Award!

SACRAMENTO -- The new California Lottery's "Big Spin® 2000" show airs Saturday July 3, 1999 in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a total of $142,500. The Lottery will also present the "Hero in Education" seg... Read more »

Winners Stories

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