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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!

May, 2002

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May 25, 2002

DREAM MACHINE CONTESTANTS WIN $190,000 ON THE BIG SPIN® SHOW

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "The Big Spin®" show airs Saturday, May 25, 2002, in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show win a total of $285,000. Rosa Ramirez Fantasy 5 Dream Machine contestants win a total... Read more »

Winners Stories

May 17, 2002

Actor Michael Gross Presents California Lottery's Hero in Education Award to Peter Fischl

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "The Big Spin®" show airs Saturday, May 18, 2002, in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show win a total of $102,500. Actor Michael Gross presented Peter Fischl with the California L... Read more »

Supporting Education

May 11, 2002

CONTESTANTS WIN $265,000 ON THE BIG SPIN® SHOW

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "The Big Spin®" show airs Saturday, May 11, 2002, in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show win a total of $265,000. Jesus Alcaraz Jesus Alcaraz, a gardener from Reseda, is the... Read more »

Winners Stories

May 4, 2002

SUNNYSIDE HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER RECEIVES "EXCEPTIONAL EDUCATOR AWARD"

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "The Big Spin®" show airs Saturday, May 4, 2002, in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show win a total of $237,500, including the next winners of the Graceland Trip. Assemblymember... Read more »

Northern California | Supporting Education

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