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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!

August, 2001

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August 30, 2001

SUPERLotto JACKPOT RISES TO $68 MILLION

SACRAMENTO, August 30, 2001 -- Lottery officials announced the SuperLotto Plus jackpot for Saturday, September 1, 2001 at $68 million. "Whether you play in a group or on your own, one of the top ten jackpots in Lottery history is up for grabs," said... Read more »

Lottery Performance

August 27, 2001

California Lottery SuperLotto Plus Jackpot Soars With the Heat to $58 Million

SACRAMENTO, August 27, 2001 -- It may get hotter than the mark on the thermometer as residents catch the latest Lotto Fever spreading throughout the California. Powerball enthusiasts in 21 states played for an eye-popping jackpot but now Californians... Read more »

Lottery Performance

August 25, 2001

LOS ANGELES POSTAL WORKER WINS $100,000 ON THE BIG SPIN®

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "The Big Spin®" show airs Saturday, August 25, 2001, in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a total of $292,500.Los Banos resident Adrian Conlin was awarded the California Lotter... Read more »

Winners Stories

August 23, 2001

SUPERLotto Plus JACKPOT HITS $43 MILLION

SACRAMENTO, August 23, 2001-- Lottery officials announced the estimated SuperLotto Plus jackpot for Saturday August 25, 2001 at $43 million. "Californians may not be able to buy tickets for the multi-state Powerball jackpot but tickets for our $43 mi... Read more »

Lottery Performance

August 18, 2001

SAN FRANCISCO MAN WINS TWICE AS GRAND PRIZE OF $2,080,000

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "The Big Spin®" show airs Saturday, August 18, 2001, in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a total of $2,597,500."Twice As Grand" contestant, Asim Causevic, a tile man from San... Read more »

Northern California | Winners Stories

August 11, 2001

CRESCENT CITY MAN WINS CAMELOT'S RICHES OF $250,000

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "The Big Spin®" show airs Saturday, August 11, 2001, in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a total of $330,000.Chris Jensen, a letter carrier from Crescent City was this week's... Read more »

Northern California | Winners Stories

August 4, 2001

LA MESA RESIDENT WINS EXCEPTIONAL EDUCATOR AWARD

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "The Big Spin®" show airs Saturday, August 4, 2001, in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a total of $87,500.Assemblyman Ed Chavez presented the Exceptional Educator award to Li... Read more »

Southern California | Supporting Education

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