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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!

March, 2002

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March 30, 2002

CONTESTANTS WIN $225,000 ON THE BIG SPIN® SHOW

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "The Big Spin®" show airs Saturday, March 30, 2002, in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show win a total of $225,000. There are two contestants that try to win a chance to s... Read more »

Winners Stories

March 25, 2002

CONTESTANTS WIN $342,500 ON THE BIG SPIN® SHOW

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "The Big Spinâ" show airs Saturday, March 23, 2002, in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show win a total of $342,500 (without Graceland trips.) Assemblymember Dario Frommer presen... Read more »

Winners Stories

March 22, 2002

LOTTERY PLAYERS CASH-IN ON A CHANCE TO WIN A PIECE OF A COOL MILLION ON MARCH 22

WHAT: California Lottery Scratchers players have an extra chance at winning a prize ranging from $1,000 to $25,000. The California Lottery is offering a special promotional drawing on March 22, 2002 giving loyal Scratchers players yet another... Read more »

Southern California | Media Advisories and Events

March 21, 2002

CALIFORNIA LOTTERY'S $87 MILLION JACKPOT WON IN SAN FRANCISCO, FLORISTON AND INGLEWOOD

SACRAMENTO, March 21, 2002 -- Lottery officials announced that three winning tickets purchased in San Francisco, Floriston and Inglewood, won last night's $87 million jackpot. The lucky numbers drawn for March 20, 2002 were 45, 33, 11, 14, 32 and... Read more »

Winners Stories

March 20, 2002

SUPERLotto PLUS JACKPOT RISES TO $87 MILLION

SACRAMENTO, March 20, 2002 -- Lottery officials announced the SuperLotto Plus jackpot for tonight's draw at $87 million. "It has been an exciting couple of months at the Lottery," said Lottery Director Joan Wilson. "This is the second time this y... Read more »

Lottery Performance

March 18, 2002

$85 MILLION SUPERLotto PLUS JACKPOT UP FOR GRABS

SACRAMENTO, March 18, 2002 -- Lottery officials announced the SuperLotto Plus jackpot for Wednesday, March 20, 2002 at $85 million. "Californians are excited about this latest Lotto Fever," said Lottery Director Joan Wilson. "This is the second t... Read more »

Lottery Performance

March 16, 2002

CONTESTANTS WIN $387,500 ON THE BIG SPIN® SHOW

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "The Big Spin®" show airs Saturday, March 16, 2002, in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show win a total of $387,500. Ken Saxton, a printer from Hawthorne, is the contestant this... Read more »

Winners Stories

March 14, 2002

JACKPOT ADVISORY - SUPERLotto PLUS JACKPOT RISES TO $68 MILLION

SACRAMENTO, March 14, 2002 -- Lottery officials announced the SuperLotto Plus jackpot for Saturday, March 16, 2002 at $68 million. "It only takes one dollar for a chance to win the jackpot," said Director Joan Wilson. "California schools will pro... Read more »

Media Advisories and Events

March 11, 2002

JACKPOT ADVISORY - California Lottery SuperLotto Plus Jackpot Rises to $54 Million

SACRAMENTO, March 11, 2002 -- Lottery officials announced the SuperLotto Plus jackpot for Wednesday, March 13, 2002 at $54 million. "The SuperLotto Plus jackpot has risen to $54 million as the leprechauns get ready to celebrate the luck of the Ir... Read more »

Media Advisories and Events

March 9, 2002

CONTESTANTS WIN $192,500 ON THE BIG SPIN® SHOW

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "The Big Spin®" show airs Saturday, March 9, 2002, in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show win a total of $192,500. Actress Sharon Lawrence presented Nancy Shelton with the Calif... Read more »

Winners Stories

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