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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!

April, 2000

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April 29, 2000

Contestants on "Big Spin® 2000" Show Win $415,000

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "Big Spin® 2000" show airs Saturday, April 29, 2000 in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a total of $415,000.Los Angeles resident, Margarito Banuelos was this week's top Califo... Read more »

Winners Stories

April 28, 2000

California Lottery Commission Adopts New Generation of SuperLotto

SACRAMENTO, April 28, 2000 - In response to consumer research and feedback from retailers, the California Lottery Commission voted today to adopt the first enhancement to its flagship product SuperLotto in nearly a decade."This new generation of Lott... Read more »

Lottery Performance

April 22, 2000

Dream Machine Contestants Win $370,000

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "Big Spin® 2000" show airs Saturday, April 22, 2000 in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a total of $417,500.Fantasy 5 contestants won big bucks on the Big Spin® 2000 Dream Mac... Read more »

Winners Stories

April 18, 2000

LOTTERY COMMISSION TO HOLD MEETING IN SACRAMENTO

SACRAMENTO-The California State Lottery Commission will hold a public meeting at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, April 28, 2000, at the California Lottery Headquarters Building located at 600 North 10th Street in Sacramento, California.The Commission will cons... Read more »

Northern California | Media Advisories and Events

April 15, 2000

"Big Spin® 2000" Contestants Win More Than $487,000

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "Big Spin® 2000" show airs Saturday, April 15, 2000 in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a total of $487,500. "I have a couple of graduations coming up so this prize is coming... Read more »

Winners Stories

April 8, 2000

"Big Spin® 2000" Contestants Win More Than $470,000

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "Big Spin® 2000" show airs Saturday, April 8, 2000 in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a total of $472,500.The READ California's Kids Advisory Council - known as the Californi... Read more »

Supporting Education

April 7, 2000

"California Page Flippers" Receive "Hero in Education" Award John Daly Celebrity Presenter

SACRAMENTO - Actor John Daly presented the 15 members of READ California's Kids Advisory Council, California Lottery's "Hero In Education" award on the "Big Spin® 2000" show that airs April 8, 2000.READ California is a statewide campaign administ... Read more »

Supporting Education

April 1, 2000

"Big Spin® 2000" Contestants Win $357,500

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "Big Spin® 2000" show airs Saturday, April 1, 2000 in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a total of $357,500."Hawaii is waiting for us," said Azusa resident Carlos Cruz. Cruz wo... Read more »

Winners Stories

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