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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!

October, 1999

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October 30, 1999

Lucky Silver Dollar Brings Retired Army Master Sergeant $65,000 - Latest Weekly Grand Winner To Be Announced

SACRAMENTO -- The California Lottery's "Big Spin® 2000" show airs Saturday October 30, 1999 in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a total of $1,322,500. The newest Weekly Grand winner who will receive $1,000... Read more »

Winners Stories

October 23, 1999

October "Big Spin® 2000" Contestants Scares Up $415,000

SACRAMENTO -- The California Lottery's "Big Spin® 2000" show airs Saturday October 23, 1999 in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a total of $415,000.Fantasy 5™ contestants Joseph Judge, a retired stock broke... Read more »

Winners Stories

October 22, 1999

LUCKY PENNY FOUND AT BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION BRINGS LUCK TO EL CAJON FAMILY

WHAT: Press conference for the winners of the $8 million jackpot from last Wednesday's draw. An El Cajon family comes forward to claim their $8 million SuperLotto jackpot. WHEN: Friday, October 22, 1999 at 4:00 p.m. WHERE: San Diego Distr... Read more »

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October 16, 1999

"BIG SPIN® 2000" CONTESTANTS WIN $227,500

SACRAMENTO -- The new California Lottery's "Big Spin® 2000" show airs Saturday October 16, 1999 in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a total of $227,500. "It's amazing," said Joseph Aurelio, a printer from T... Read more »

Winners Stories

October 9, 1999

Sacramento Fantasy 5 Dream Machine Contestant Wins $95,000

SACRAMENTO -- The California Lottery's "Big Spin® 2000" show airs Saturday October 9, 1999 in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a total of $245,000.Sacramento resident, Ben Carr was the lone Fantasy 5... Read more »

Winners Stories

October 2, 1999

California Gold Contestant From El Monte Wins $100,000

SACRAMENTO -- The new California Lottery's "Big Spin® 2000" show airs Saturday October 2, 1999 in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a total of $287,500. Eva Velasquez from El Monte isn't sure what she's goin... Read more »

Winners Stories

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