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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!

June, 2001

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June 30, 2001

Californian's Win $257,500 On "The Big Spin" Show

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "The Big Spin®" show airs Saturday, June 29, 2001, in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a total of $257,500. First Lady Sharon Davis presented the "Hero In Education" award... Read more »

Winners Stories

June 29, 2001

$141 Million Superlotto Plus Mystery Winner Claims Largest Individual Prize Won In California

Sacramento--Lottery officials announced that Alcario Castellano came forward to claim Saturday's record-breaking $141 million SuperLotto Plus jackpot prize at close of business on Thursday. Castellano discovered that he had won the mega jackpot t... Read more »

Northern California | Winners Stories

June 23, 2001

$140 Million Jackpot Sweeps Across California

SACRAMENTO, June 23, 2001 -- Lottery officials adjusted the estimate for tonight's SuperLotto Plus jackpot at $140 million. "It is the largest single-state jackpot in the nation's history," said Lottery Director Joan Wilson. "The sales pace is mu... Read more »

Lottery Performance

June 23, 2001

San Francisco Resident Wins $117,000 On "The Big Spin®" Show

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "The Big Spin®" show airs Saturday, June 23, 2001, in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a total of $284,500. San Francisco resident Linh Tran won $117,000 playing Camelot's... Read more »

Northern California | Winners Stories

June 22, 2001

JACKPOT ADVISORY - CALIFORNIA JACKPOT SURGES TO $132 MILLION

SACRAMENTO, June 22, 2001 -- Lottery officials announced the SuperLotto Plus jackpot at $132 million. "This is a record-breaker! This is the largest single-state jackpot in the nation's history," said Lottery Director Joan Wilson. "Players all ov... Read more »

Media Advisories and Events

June 21, 2001

JACKPOT ADVISORY - SUPERLotto PLUS JACKPOT RISES TO $125 MILLION

SACRAMENTO, June 21, 2001 -- Lottery officials announced the SuperLotto Plus jackpot at $125 million. "This is a record-breaker! This will be the largest single-state jackpot in the nation's history," said Lottery Director Joan Wilson. "Californi... Read more »

Media Advisories and Events

June 20, 2001

JACKPOT ADVISORY - SUPERLotto PLUS JACKPOT RISES TO $90 MILLION

SACRAMENTO, June 20, 2001 -- Lottery officials announced the SuperLotto Plus jackpot at $90 million. "Sales have been steadily rising to make this the third largest jackpot in California Lottery history," said Director Joan Wilson. "Sales are phe... Read more »

Media Advisories and Events

June 20, 2001

SUPERLotto PLUS JACKPOT HITS $88 MILLION-- FOURTH LARGEST IN LOTTERY'S HISTORY

SACRAMENTO, June 20, 2001 -- Lottery officials announced the SuperLotto PlusSM jackpot for tonight's draw is $88 million. "California has a case of Lotto Fever which is driving up sales and making it possible to raise the jackpot to this level,"... Read more »

Lottery Performance

June 19, 2001

SUPERLotto PLUS JACKPOT HITS $85 MILLION

SACRAMENTO, June 19, 2001 -- Lottery officials announced the SuperLotto PlusSM jackpot for Wednesday, June 20, 2001 at $85 million. "Sales are strong, and in fact, they are so strong we have adjusted our bottom line to $2.8 billion, which will al... Read more »

Lottery Performance

June 17, 2001

SUPERLotto PLUS JACKPOT RISES TO $82 MILLION

SACRAMENTO, June 17, 2001 -- Lottery officials announced the SuperLotto Plus jackpot for Wednesday, June 20, 2001 at $82 million. "Sales are strong and since no one matched the winning combination last night, the jackpot is now $82 million," said... Read more »

Lottery Performance

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