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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!

September, 1999

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September 25, 1999

Garden Grove Resident Celebrates 50th Anniversary With $100,000 Debra Jo Rupp Presents "Hero In Education" Award

SACRAMENTO -- The new California Lottery's "Big Spin® 2000" show airs Saturday September 25, 1999 in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a total of $272,500.With her desire to help children achieve excellence,... Read more »

Southern California | Supporting Education

September 18, 1999

Contestants Win $233,500 On "Big Spin® 2000" Show

SACRAMENTO -- The new California Lottery's "Big Spin® 2000" show airs Saturday September 18, 1999 in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a total of $233,500."When I found out I was going to the show, I about j... Read more »

Winners Stories

September 15, 1999

San Pedro Business Receives Lottery's Top Honor "Mr. C's Liquor" Named Lottery's Retailer of the Year

Sacramento--The California Lottery announced today that San Pedro's Mr. C's Liquor, owned by Bill and Mary Chan, has been named California Lottery's Retailer of the Year. A special presentation will be held at Mr. C's Liquor, 1925 S. Pacific Aven... Read more »

Southern California | Media Advisories and Events

September 11, 1999

Two California Gold Contestants Triple Their Win Weekly Grand Winner Announced

SACRAMENTO -- The new California Lottery's "Big Spin® 2000" show airs Saturday September 11, 1999 in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a total of $1,320,000, including the announcement of the latest Weekly G... Read more »

Winners Stories

September 4, 1999

Contestants Win Over $205,000 On "Big Spin® 2000"

SACRAMENTO -- The new California Lottery's "Big Spin® 2000" show airs Saturday September 4, 1999 in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a total of 205,500."I always knew deep in my heart I'd get to the "Big Sp... Read more »

Winners Stories

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