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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!

November, 2000

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November 25, 2000

Big Spin® 2000 Contestants Thankful for Nearly a Quarter of a Million in Prizes

SACRAMENTO - The California Lottery's "Big Spin® 2000" show airs Saturday, November 25, 2000, in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a combined total of $227,500. Walnut Creek resident James Scott could not b... Read more »

Winners Stories

November 17, 2000

California Gold Contestant Wins $120,000 On "Big Spin® 2000" Show

SACRAMENTO - The California Lottery's "Big Spin® 2000" show airs Saturday, November 18, 2000, in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a combined total of $317,500. San Diego resident Jeanne McNally was present... Read more »

Winners Stories

November 17, 2000

Jeanne McNally Receives "Hero in Education" Award

SACRAMENTO - Actor Fyvush Finkel presented Jeanne McNally, from San Diego, with California Lottery's "Hero In Education" award on the "Big Spin® 2000" show that airs November 18, 2000. Jeanne McNally has been volunteering in the San Diego area f... Read more »

Southern California | Supporting Education

November 11, 2000

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

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "Big Spin® 2000" show airs Saturday, November 11, 2000, in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a combined total of $1,277,500. California Gold is one way to get to the wheel... Read more »

Winners Stories

November 4, 2000

Contestants Win More Than $350,000 on "Big Spin® 2000" Show

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "Big Spin 2000" show airs Saturday, November 4, 2000, in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a combined total of $352,500. California Gold is one way to get to the wheel on "... Read more »

Winners Stories

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