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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!

August, 2000

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August 30, 2000

Laguna Niguel Business Receives Lottery's Top Honor

Sacramento--The California Lottery announced today that 7th Heaven Market has been named California Lottery's Retailer of the Year. A special presentation will be held at 7th Heaven Market, 30012 Crown Valley Parkway in Laguna Niguel at 12:00 p.m... Read more »

Southern California | Media Advisories and Events

August 26, 2000

Graduate Student Wins $100,000 On "Big Spin® 2000" Show

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "Big Spin® 2000" show airs Saturday, August 26, 2000, in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a total of $242,500. Muriel Ealy is the latest recipient of the Lottery's "Hero I... Read more »

Winners Stories

August 22, 2000

San Francisco Winner of $88 Million Jackpot Claims Prize

Sacramento, August 22, 2000 -- Lottery officials announced today that Nita Colla of San Francisco claimed the $88 million SuperLotto Plus jackpot of last Wednesday, August 16, making her the largest individual prize winner in California Lottery h... Read more »

Northern California | Winners Stories

August 19, 2000

More Than $400,000 Won On "Big Spin® 2000" Show

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "Big Spin® 2000" show airs Saturday, August 19, 2000, in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a total of $412,500. Riverside resident Dennis Dalbeck Jr. bought a "Big Spin" Sc... Read more »

Winners Stories

August 17, 2000

$88 Million SUPERLotto PLUS Jackpot Winning Ticket Sold In San Francisco

SACRAMENTO, August 17, 2000 -- Lottery officials announced that almost 2 million winners won in the various categories of Wednesday's $88 million SuperLotto Plus draw. The numbers drawn August 16, 2000 were 02, 34, 16, 31, 22, the MEGA number was... Read more »

Northern California | Winners Stories

August 16, 2000

SUPERLotto PLUS JACKPOT RISES TO $87 MILLION

SACRAMENTO, August 16, 2000 -- Lottery officials announced the SuperLotto Plus jackpot for tonight's draw at $87 million. "Having a jackpot that ties for the 3rd largest in the California Lottery's 15-year history is a great way to kick-off my ne... Read more »

Lottery Performance

August 15, 2000

SUPERLotto PLUS JACKPOT RISES TO $85 MILLION

SACRAMENTO, August 15, 2000 -- Lottery officials announced the SuperLotto Plus jackpot for Wednesday, August 16, 2000 at $85 million. "Lotto Fever has definitely hit California," said Lottery Commission Chairman, Dave Rosenberg. "It's exciting to... Read more »

Lottery Performance

August 14, 2000

Lotto FEVER FACTS - $82 MILLION JACKPOT FOR WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16, 2000

The jackpot for Wednesday, August 16, 2000 is $82 million and is the largest lottery jackpot in the United States this week (even larger than the multi-state lotteries like Powerball and The Big Game). With at least 34% of all Lottery sa... Read more »

Media Advisories and Events

August 14, 2000

SUPERLotto PLUS JACKPOT RISES TO $82 MILLION

SACRAMENTO, August 14, 2000 -- Lottery officials announced the SuperLotto Plus jackpot for Wednesday, August 16, 2000 at $82 million. "This jackpot is the largest in over a year," said Lottery Director, Joan Wilson. "It's exciting for our players... Read more »

Lottery Performance

August 12, 2000

San Pablo Resident Wins Big On "Big Spin® 2000" Show

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "Big Spin® 2000" show airs Saturday, August 12, 2000, in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a total of $287,500. "I'm buying a house," said Angelina Macaraeg of San Pablo af... Read more »

Winners Stories

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