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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!

April, 2002

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April 27, 2002

SAN CLEMENTE BUSINESS OWNER WINS $1 MILLION PRIZE

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "The Big Spin®" show airs Saturday, April 27, 2002, in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a total of $1,197,500. The contestant that won a chance at the wheel was Martha Lon... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

April 20, 2002

CONTESTANTS WIN $322,500 ON THE BIG SPIN® SHOW

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "The Big Spin®" show airs Saturday, April 20, 2002, in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show win a total of $322,500. Senator DeDe Alpert presented Karen Wroblewski with the Califo... Read more »

Winners Stories

April 13, 2002

CONTESTANTS WIN $277,500 ON THE BIG SPIN® SHOW

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "The Big Spin®" show airs Saturday, April 13, 2002, in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show win a total of $277,500. One of 10 contestants wins a chance to spin the big whe... Read more »

Winners Stories

April 12, 2002

BURLINGAME WOMAN NEEDS CHANGE FOR THE METER AND WINS $7 MILLION

WHAT: Press conference for recent winners of the $7 million jackpot from April 10, 2002. A woman needed change for the parking meter, buys a SuperLotto Plus ticket and wins the jackpot. WHEN: Friday, April 12, 200210:00 a.m. WHERE: Sout... Read more »

Northern California | Media Advisories and Events

April 5, 2002

ATTENTION Lotto BOX EDITORS - XTRA REWARDS PROMOTION DRAW RESULTS

Sacramento -- The California Lottery officials announced that XTRA REWARD, a special featured promotion for the SuperLotto Plus® game, will be held from March 31 - May 11, 2002. An eight-digit number will be drawn every Wednesday and Saturday giv... Read more »

Media Advisories and Events

April 5, 2002

CONTESTANTS WIN $242,500 ON THE BIG SPIN® SHOW

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "The Big Spin®" show airs Saturday, April 6, 2002, in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show win a total of $242,500. Actress Beth Broderick presented Edwin Galan with the Ca... Read more »

Southern California | Supporting Education

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