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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!

July, 2000

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July 29, 2000

"Contestants On "Big Spin® 2000" Win $155,000 Actor Adam West Presents "Hero In Education" Award

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "Big Spin® 2000" show airs Saturday, July 29 2000 in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a total of $155,000.Bakersfield resident Dolores Cleveland keeps herself "busy" by he... Read more »

Winners Stories

July 22, 2000

Marina Resident Wins $1 Million On "Big Spin® 2000" Show

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "Big Spin® 2000" show airs Saturday, July 22, 2000 in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a total of $1,317,500."I'm going to buy a house and a new car," said Marina resident... Read more »

Winners Stories

July 15, 2000

More Than $2 Million Won On "Big Spin® 2000" Show - $2,080,000 "Extravaganza 2000" Winner Announced!

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "Big Spin® 2000" show airs Saturday, July 15, 2000 in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a total of $2,350,000.California Lottery will announce the newest "Extravaganza 2000... Read more »

Winners Stories

July 8, 2000

Folsom Resident Wins $1 Million On "Big Spin® 2000" Show

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "Big Spin® 2000" show airs Saturday, July 8, 2000 in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a total of $1,252,500.Folsom resident Denise Hamma bought a Big Spin Scratchers® tick... Read more »

Winners Stories

July 6, 2000

$25 MILLION WINNING TICKET FROM LOS ANGELES EXPIRES TODAY

SACRAMENTO, July 6, 2000 -- Somewhere in the state there may be the owner of an unclaimed $25 million jackpot that is ready to expire. The winning ticket for the January 8, 2000 SuperLotto draw was sold at the 7-Eleven located at 11656 Wilshire B... Read more »

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