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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!

March, 2001

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March 31, 2001

El Cajon Retiree Wins $90,000 On "Big Spin® 2000" Show

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "Big Spin® 2000" show airs Saturday, March 31, 2001, in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a combined total of $267,500. There were three contestants at the Fantasy 5 Dream... Read more »

Winners Stories

March 24, 2001

Van Nuys Resident Wins $100,000 On "Big Spin® 2000" Show

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "Big Spin® 2000" show airs Saturday, March 24, 2001, in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a combined total of $282,500. Vallejo resident Philmore Graham was awarded Califor... Read more »

Northern California | Supporting Education

March 23, 2001

Vallejo Mentor Receives "Hero in Education" Award, Actor Bo Svenson Celebrity Presenter

SACRAMENTO - Accomplished actor, writer, producer and director Bo Svenson presented Vallejo resident Philmore Gram with California Lottery's "Hero In Education" award on the "Big Spin® 2000" show that airs March 24, 2001. Philmore Graham, a retir... Read more »

Northern California | Supporting Education

March 17, 2001

'Luck of the Irish' Brings Big Spin® 2000 Contestants More Than $295,000

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "Big Spin® 2000" show airs Saturday, March 17, 2001, in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a combined total of $297,500. Fantasy 5TM Dream Machine contestant Samy Girges of... Read more »

Winners Stories

March 15, 2001

California Lottery Enhances Web Site Experience

SACRAMENTO, March 15, 2001 -- Lottery officials announced the launch of the California Lottery's latest addition to it's www.calottery.com website. Lottery Director, Joan Wilson said, "Any Californian can easily access the Lottery's contribution... Read more »

Lottery Performance

March 10, 2001

Fantasy 5TM Contestant Funds Five Childrens' College Educations

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "Big Spin® 2000" show airs Saturday, March 10, 2001, in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a combined total of $387,500. "I might just take a little vacation," said Gloria W... Read more »

Winners Stories

March 5, 2001

Bay Area Winner Claims $89 Million SuperLotto Plus Jackpot In Sacramento

Sacramento -- Lottery officials announced today that the winner of the $89 million SuperLotto Plus jackpot prize for Saturday, March 3, 2001, claimed the prize in Sacramento today. Sang Cho who purchased her winning Quick Pick at a 7-Eleven in Mo... Read more »

Northern California | Winners Stories

March 3, 2001

Contestants Win Nearly $250,000 On "Big Spin® 2000"

SACRAMENTO - California Lottery's "Big Spin® 2000" show airs Saturday, March 3, 2001, in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a combined total of $247,500. Senator Richard Polanco will present Ms. Cecil Castelu... Read more »

Winners Stories

March 2, 2001

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The jackpot for Saturday, March 3, 2001 is $89 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 sales going t... Read more »

Lottery Performance

March 2, 2001

Senator Richard Polanco Presents Ms. Cecil Castelucci With California Lottery's "Hero in Education" Award

SACRAMENTO - Senator Richard Polanco will present Ms. Cecil Castelucci with the California Lottery's "Hero In Education" award on the "Big Spin® 2000" show that airs Saturday, March 3, 2001. Senator Polanco was elected to the California State Sen... Read more »

Supporting Education

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