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Myth: Nobody Wins the Lottery.

Fact: The California Lottery pays out tens of millions of dollars in prizes every week. 

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!

May, 2000

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May 27, 2000

"Big Spin® 2000" Contestants Win More Than $300,000

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "Big Spin® 2000" show airs Saturday, May 27, 2000 in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a total of $312,500.Fantasy 5™ contestants won big on the Big Spin® 2000 Dream Machine. H... Read more »

Winners Stories

May 20, 2000

"Big Spin® 2000" Contestants Win $230,000

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "Big Spin® 2000" show airs Saturday, May 20, 2000 in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a total of $230,000.Fantasy 5™ contestants won big on the Big Spin® 2000 Dream Machine. J... Read more »

Winners Stories

May 13, 2000

Redondo Beach Resident Wins $115,000 Playing Fantasy 5™

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "Big Spin 2000" show airs Saturday, May 13, 2000 in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a total of $382,500."I want to visit my relatives in Ohio," said Air Force Master Sergeant... Read more »

Winners Stories

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