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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!

September, 2000

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September 30, 2000

$1 Million Weekly Grand Prize Winner Los Banos Resident wins $95,000 Playing FantasyTM 5 Dream Machine

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "Big Spin® 2000" show airs Saturday, September 30, 2000, in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a total of $1,337,500. The California Lottery will announce the newest "Weekly... Read more »

Northern California | Winners Stories

September 23, 2000

$2 Million Extravaganza 2000 Winner Announced

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "Big Spin® 2000" show airs Saturday, September 23, 2000, in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a total of $2,197,000. The California Lottery will announce the newest "Extrav... Read more »

Winners Stories

September 22, 2000

Carman King Receives "Hero in Education" Award

SACRAMENTO - Actor/Comedian Jimmie Walker presented Carman King with California Lottery's "Hero In Education" award on the "Big Spin® 2000" show that airs September 23, 2000. Carman King has helped children for many years. King is the charter pre... Read more »

Supporting Education

September 16, 2000

Hesperia Resident Wins $1 Million on "Big Spin® 2000" Show

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "Big Spin® 2000" show airs Saturday, September 16, 2000, in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a total of $1,277,500. Shirley Wilkinson's nephew bought a "Big Spin" Scratche... Read more »

Winners Stories

September 9, 2000

Los Angeles Resident Wins $95,000 On "Big Spin® 2000" Show

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "Big Spin® 2000" show airs Saturday, September 9, 2000, in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a total of $210,000. Mary Hodges bought a "Big Spin" Scratchers® ticket that re... Read more »

Winners Stories

September 2, 2000

California Gold Contestant Wins $40,000 On Big Spin 2000 Show

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "Big Spin® 2000" show airs Saturday, September 2, 2000, in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a total of $147,500. Store manager, Shiv Ram, bought a "Big Spin" Scratchers® t... Read more »

Winners Stories

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