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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!

July, 2001

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July 30, 2001

California Lottery SuperLottoPlus Jackpot Rises to $57 Million

SACRAMENTO, July 30, 2001 -- You don't have to be the last survivor to win this Wednesday's SuperLotto Plus $57 million jackpot. Just match 5 of the 47 numbers drawn and one MEGA number from those drawn and you join the ranks of the California Lotter... Read more »

Lottery Performance

July 28, 2001

Nancy Maack is Presented with California Lottery's Hero in Education Award

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "The Big Spin®" show airs Saturday, July 28, 2001, in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a total of $142,500.Alta Dena resident Nancy Maack was awarded California Lottery's "Her... Read more »

Southern California | Supporting Education

July 26, 2001

SUPERLotto PLUS JACKPOT ROLLS TO $43 MILLION

SACRAMENTO, July 26, 2001-- Lottery officials announced the estimated SuperLotto Plus jackpot for Saturday night's draw at $43 million. "This is the largest single-state lottery jackpot in the nation," said Lottery Director, Joan Wilson. "Californian... Read more »

Lottery Performance

July 21, 2001

Santa Rosa Man Makes His 3rd Appearance on "The Big Spin®" Show

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "The Big Spin®" show airs Saturday, July 21, 2001, in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a total of $372,500. California Gold's top winner, Karlos Ayon of Castroville won $6... Read more »

Winners Stories

July 14, 2001

Senator Richard Alarcon Presents Exceptional Educator Award on "The Big Spin" Show

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "The Big Spin®" show airs Saturday, July 14, 2001, in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a total of $322,500. State Senator Richard Alarcon presented the California Lottery's E... Read more »

Southern California | Supporting Education

July 7, 2001

Californian's Win $360k On "The Big Spin" Show

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "The Big Spin" show airs Saturday, July 7, 2001, in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a total of $360,000. Thomas Hatton of Bonita won $50,000 when he spun the largest pri... Read more »

Winners Stories

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