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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!

March, 2000

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March 25, 2000

Big Spin 2000 Contestants Win More Than $1.5 Million - Latest Weekly Grand Winner Announced

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "Big Spin® 2000" show airs Saturday, March 25, 2000 in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a total of $1,592,500.Big Bear City resident Steven J. Alford bought a winning Big Spin... Read more »

Winners Stories

March 20, 2000

SUPERLotto JACKPOT HITS $35 MILLION

SACRAMENTO, March 20, 2000 -- Lottery officials announced the estimated SuperLotto jackpot for Wednesday, March 22, at $35 million. "The jackpot has climbed to the $35 million mark again," said Lottery Commission Chairman David Rosenberg. "The bigger... Read more »

Lottery Performance

March 18, 2000

Turlock Resident Wins $100,000 On "Big Spin® 2000"

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "Big Spin® 2000" show airs Saturday, March 18, 2000 in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a total of $347,500.Turlock resident Kent J. Walton, a receiving manager, volunteered t... Read more »

Northern California | Winners Stories

March 14, 2000

CALENDAR NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING CALIFORNIA LOTTERY COMMISSION TO HOLD MEETING IN SACRAMENTO

SACRAMENTO -- The California State Lottery (CSL) Commission will hold a public meeting on Friday, March 24, 2000 at 10:00 a.m. at the CSL Headquarters Building located at 600 North 10th Street, Sacramento, California.Members of the public are invited... Read more »

Northern California | Media Advisories and Events

March 11, 2000

$2 Million "Extravaganza 2000" Winner Announced Actress Mindy Sterling Presents "Hero In Education" Award

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "Big Spin 2000®" show airs Saturday, March 11, 2000 in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a total of $2,210,000. California Lottery will announce the newest "Extravaganza 2000"... Read more »

Winners Stories

March 4, 2000

"Big Spin 2000®" Contestants Win More Than $450,000

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "Big Spin® 2000" show airs Saturday, March 4, 2000 in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a total of $452,500. Beverleigh V. Doyen of Paramount and her husband of 57 years have a... Read more »

Winners Stories

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