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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, 1999

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August 28, 1999

Contestants Win Over Half A Million Dollars

SACRAMENTO -- The new California Lottery's "Big Spin® 2000" show airs Saturday August 28, 1999 in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a total of $597,500.Ron McMurray, a restoration contractor from West Hills,... Read more »

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August 21, 1999

"Big Spin® 2000" Contestants Win More Than $257,000

SACRAMENTO -- The new California Lottery's "Big Spin® 2000" show airs Saturday August 21, 1999 in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a total of $257,500.Juan Sanchez, a boat cover fabricator from Downey, went... Read more »

Winners Stories

August 14, 1999

California Gold Contestants win $195,000

SACRAMENTO -- The California Lottery's "Big Spin® 2000" show airs Saturday August 14, 1999 in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a total of $225,000.Fantasy 5 TM winner from Cotton, L... Read more »

Winners Stories

August 7, 1999

"Big Spin® 2000" Contestants Win Over $219,000

SACRAMENTO -- The new California Lottery's "Big Spin® 2000" show airs Saturday August 7, 1999 in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a total of 219,500. The Spin-Spin-Spin contestant on this week's show was a... Read more »

Winners Stories

August 3, 1999

PLACERVILLE FAMILY WINS THE LOTTERY TWICE IN SEVEN MONTHS

SACRAMENTO -- The latest Weekly Grand winner was announced on the "Big Spin® 2000" show last Saturday night. This grand prize winner will receive $1,000 a week for the next 20 years, which equals $1,040,000 (before taxes).The name that was announ... Read more »

Winners Stories

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