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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!

June, 2000

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June 24, 2000

Nearly a Half Million Dollars Won on the "Big Spin® 2000" Show

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "Big Spin® 2000" show airs Saturday, June 24, 2000 in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a total of $467,500.California Gold contestants won a total of $202,500. Frank Murra... Read more »

Winners Stories

June 17, 2000

"Big Spin® 2000 Contestants Win $255,000

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "Big Spin® 2000" show airs Saturday, June 17, 2000 in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a total of $255,000.Douglas Wadsworth of Palms got three "Spin" symbols on a "Big Sp... Read more »

Winners Stories

June 12, 2000

FIRST SUPERLotto PLUS JACKPOT WINNERS CLAIM $32 MILLION

SACRAMENTO, June 12, 2000 --Lottery officials announced that three winners from Lake Elsinore claimed Saturday's, June 10, 2000 first SuperLotto Plus jackpot of $32 million. The winners, Kathy Unger, Terri Moore and Michelle Coutlee are best frie... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

June 10, 2000

"Big Spin® 2000 Contestants Win $422,500

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "Big Spin® 2000" show airs Saturday, June 10, 2000 in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a total of $422,500.Fantasy 5TM contestants won a total of $245,000. Gilroy resident Mar... Read more »

Winners Stories

June 8, 2000

SUPERLotto PLUS JACKPOT ROLLS TO $32 MILLION Winning Tickets Double For SuperLotto Plus Draw

SACRAMENTO, June 8, 2000 --Lottery officials announced that 456,142 winners won in the various categories of Wednesday's first SuperLotto Plus draw--more than twice the number of winners for a jackpot draw of $21 million. The numbers drawn for June 7... Read more »

Winners Stories

June 3, 2000

"Big Spin® 2000" Contestants Win $507,500 Actor Trevor Goddard Presents "Hero In Education" Award

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "Big Spin® 2000" show airs Saturday, June 3, 2000 in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a total of $507,500.Enid Wizig has been a volunteer at the Echo Horizon School for the pa... Read more »

Southern California | Supporting Education

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