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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!

April, 2001

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April 30, 2001

"Orlando Market" Named Lottery's July 2001 Retailer of the Month

SACRAMENTO -- The California Lottery announced Orlando Market in Stockton as California Lottery's Retailer of the Month for July, 2001. The ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, May 3rd at 10:30 a.m. and it will be held at Orlando Market, 2201 Sout... Read more »

Northern California | Media Advisories and Events

April 28, 2001

Pacoima Resident Wins $225,000

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "Big Spin® 2000" show airs Saturday, April 28, 2001, in twelve television markets statewide where contestants won a total of $417,500. Two winners of Harley-Davidson motorcycles will be announced on this week's... Read more »

Winners Stories

April 21, 2001

Fantasy 5 Contestant Wins Twice Playing The Dream Machine

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "Big Spin® 2000" show airs Saturday, April 21, 2001, in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a combined total of $367,500. "I want to pay off the mortgage to my house and give... Read more »

Winners Stories

April 14, 2001

Sylmar Resident Wins $90,000 On Big Spin® 2000 Show Actress Dawn Wells Presents "Hero In Education" Award

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "Big Spin® 2000" show airs Saturday, April 14, 2001, in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a combined total of $217,500. Jack Proctor is well known at Boulder Creek School i... Read more »

Northern California | Supporting Education

April 13, 2001

Jack Proctor Receives "Hero in Education" Award Actress Dawn Wells Celebrity Presenter

SACRAMENTO - Actress Dawn Wells presented Jack Proctor, from Redding, with California Lottery's "Hero In Education" award on the "Big Spin® 2000" show that airs April 14, 2001. Jack Proctor is a well-known community volunteer at Boulder Creek Sch... Read more »

Northern California | Supporting Education

April 7, 2001

Hoopa Fire Fighter Wins $100,000 On Big Spin® 2000 Show

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "Big Spin® 2000" show airs Saturday, April 7, 2001, in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a combined total of $292,500. Camelot's Riches contestant, Randall Nulph went to th... Read more »

Northern California | Winners Stories

April 3, 2001

California Lottery Revs-up With Harley-Davidson© Sportster© Prizes

SACRAMENTO, April 3, 2001 -- Roar into town on a new Harley-Davidson© Sportster© 1200 motorcycle. Feel the freedom of riding with the wind and cruising the California coast on your brand new Harley-Davidson Sportster bike. "The California Lottery... Read more »

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