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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!

June, 2002

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June 28, 2002

ACTRESS CHRISTINA PICKLES PRESENTS CALIFORNIA LOTTERY'S HERO IN EDUCATION AWARD TO STEVE PATANE

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "The Big Spin®" show airs Saturday, June 29, 2002, in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show win a total of $187,500. Actress Christina Pickles presented Steve Patane with the Calif... Read more »

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June 21, 2002

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

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "The Big Spin®" show airs Saturday, June 22, 2002, in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show win a total of $372,500. Carl Pruett Fantasy 5 Dream Machine contestants win a total... Read more »

Winners Stories

June 17, 2002

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

SACRAMENTO — California Lottery's "The Big Spin®" show airs Saturday, June 15, 2002, in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show win a total of $225,000. Assemblymember Jerome Horton presented Ray Barbeau with the Cali... Read more »

Winners Stories

June 11, 2002

CONTESTANTS WIN $320,000 ON THE BIG SPIN® SHOW

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "The Big Spin®" show airs Saturday, June 8, 2002, in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show win a total of $320,000. Jesus Michel Jesus Michel, a supervisor from Pico Rivera, is... Read more »

Winners Stories

June 1, 2002

BURBANK WOMAN WINS $1 MILLION ON THE BIG SPIN® SHOW

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "The Big Spin®" show airs Saturday, June 1, 2002, in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show win a total of $1,107,500. Actor Dick Van Patten presented Roseann Krane with the Califor... Read more »

Winners Stories

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