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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!

September, 2001

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September 22, 2001

BIG SPIN CONTESTANTS WIN QUARTER OF A MILLION DOLLARS

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "The Big Spin®" show airs Saturday, September 22, 2001, in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a total of $272,500.Assemblymember Herb Wesson presented Marion Collins, the princi... Read more »

Winners Stories

September 15, 2001

BIG SPIN CONTESTANTS WIN NEARLY $400,000

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "The Big Spin®" show airs Saturday, September 15, 2001, in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a total of $395,000.California Gold finalists won a total of $175,000 on this week'... Read more »

Winners Stories

September 10, 2001

General Contractor Claims One-third of $88 Million in Van Nuys

SACRAMENTO, September 10, 2001 -- Lottery officials announced one of the three winning tickets for last week's $88 million jackpot was claimed in Van Nuys this morning by Moshe Bar, a general contractor. Moshe who plays the lottery weekly won a third... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

September 10, 2001

Lucky Jackpot Winner and Wife Win Again & Again & Again…

SACRAMENTO, September 10, 2001 -- After checking past winner records, Lottery officials found that Moshe Bar and his wife Zvia, who claimed $29.3 million earlier Monday in Van Nuys, have won at least a dozen prizes playing Lotto over the past sixteen... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

September 8, 2001

BIG SPIN CONTESTANTS WIN MORE THAN $400,000

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "The Big Spin®" show airs Saturday, September 8, 2001, in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a total of $417,500.Rosario Diaz, of Corona, was this week's finalist in the Califor... Read more »

Winners Stories

September 7, 2001

Group of Nine Claim One-Third of $88 Million SuperLotto Plus Prize

SACRAMENTO, September 6, 2001 -- Lottery officials announced one of the three winning tickets for Wednesday's $88 million jackpot was claimed in Santa Fe Springs Thursday afternoon. The nine co-workers were represented by Fabiola Galvin, who coll... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

September 5, 2001

SUPERLotto PLUS JACKPOT JUMPS TO $88 MILLION

SACRAMENTO, September 5, 2001 -- Lottery officials upped the SuperLotto Plus jackpot for tonight, September 5, 2001 to $88 million. "This jackpot is the fifth largest in our history," said Lottery Director Joan Wilson. "This jackpot is larger than an... Read more »

Lottery Performance

September 4, 2001

$85 MILLION SUPERLotto PLUS JACKPOT UP FOR GRABS

SACRAMENTO, September 4, 2001 -- Lottery officials announced the SuperLotto Plus jackpot for Wednesday September 5, 2001 at $85 million. "Californians are excited about this latest bout of Lotto Fever," said Lottery Director Joan Wilson. "This jackpo... Read more »

Lottery Performance

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