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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!

February, 2001

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February 26, 2001

California Lottery SuperLotto Plus Jackpot Surges to $60 Million Matching the 10th Largest In California Lottery History

SACRAMENTO, February 26, 2001 -- California's SuperLotto Plus jackpot once again heats-up to a fever's pitch as the jackpot surges to $60 million. "Brisk sales and no one matching five numbers plus the MEGA number has grown the jackpot from it's... Read more »

Lottery Performance

February 24, 2001

Suisun City Resident Helps Critters With Prize Money

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "Big Spin® 2000" show airs Saturday, February 24, 2001, in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a combined total of $302,500. "I'm ready for the money, honey," said Suisun Cit... Read more »

Northern California | Winners Stories

February 17, 2001

Long Beach Resident Wins $70,000

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "Big Spin® 2000" show airs Saturday, February 17, 2001, in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a combined total of $217,500. After winning $70,000 on the Fantasy 5TM Dream Ma... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

February 10, 2001

San Leandro Resident Becomes First $250,000 Winner on Camelot's Riches

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "Big Spin® 2000" show airs Saturday, February 10, 2001, in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a combined total of $392,500. Camelot's Riches celebrated its first $250,000 wi... Read more »

Northern California | Winners Stories

February 2, 2001

"BIG SPIN® 2000" SHOW DEBUTS NEWEST GAME, "CAMELOTS RICHES"

San Dimas resident, Joanne Kirby won $100,000 as this week's SPIN-SPIN-SPIN contestant. "I brought my kids, my boss, and my whole family." When asked what she planned to do with her prize, she replied, "Help my kids, pay some bills and buy a car.... Read more »

Winners Stories

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