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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!

February, 2000

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February 26, 2000

"Big Spin® 2000" Contestants Win More Than $270,000

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "Big Spin® 2000" show airs Saturday, February 26, 2000 in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a total of $272,500. Joseph Plummer of Riverside won $80,000 as this week's top Fant... Read more »

Winners Stories

February 19, 2000

Redwood City Retired Pastry Chef Wins $100,000

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "Big Spin® 2000" show airs Saturday, February 19, 2000 in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a total of $387,500.Redwood City resident Maurice Blane won $100,000 playing Big Spi... Read more »

Northern California | Winners Stories

February 17, 2000

California Lottery SuperLotto Jackpot Rises to $55 Million For Chinese New Year 2000-Year of the Dragon Celebration

SACRAMENTO, February 17, 2000 -- Lottery officials announced the SuperLotto jackpot for Saturday February 19, 2000 at $55 million. "The SuperLotto jackpot has risen to $55 million as the Year of the Dragon is ushered in to celebrate Chinese New Year... Read more »

Lottery Performance

February 15, 2000

SUPERLotto JACKPOT HITS $35 MILLION

SACRAMENTO, February 15, 2000 -- Lottery officials announced the estimated SuperLotto jackpot for Wednesday, February 16, 2000 at $35 million. "It's the highest SuperLotto jackpot of the new millenium," said Lottery Commission Chairman David Rosenber... Read more »

Lottery Performance

February 5, 2000

Lake Elsinore Woman Wins $1 Million Dollars On "Big Spin® 2000"

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "Big Spin® 2000" show airs Saturday, February 5, 2000 in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a total of $1,337,500.Lake Elsinore resident Sheryl Sellmeyer won $1 million dollars... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

February 1, 2000

A Lucky Streak for Lottery Players from Gardena

Sacramento - The city of Gardena has had two top prize winners in the last week in games other than SuperLotto.Lottery officials announced January 29, 2000, the Big Spin® 2000 show's first grand prize winner of the Extravaganza 2000 game is Calvin Du... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

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