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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!

July, 2002

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July 31, 2002

California Lottery Announces FCB/San Francisco as Apparent Successful Bidder for General Market Advertising Contract

SACRAMENTO -- The California Lottery today announced the selection of Foote, Cone and Belding - San Francisco as the "apparent successful bidder" as its general market advertising agency. The contract was previously held by Grey Worldwide. This... Read more »

Lottery Performance

July 27, 2002

Actor Gary Anthony Williams Presents California Lottery's Hero in Education Award to Kathy Burrow

SACRAMENTO — California Lottery's "The Big Spin®" show airs Saturday, July 27, 2002, in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show win a total of $167,500. Actor Gary Anthony Williams presented Kathy Burrow with the Cali... Read more »

Northern California | Supporting Education

July 25, 2002

California Lottery Director Recommends GTECH as Gaming Contractor; Competition Results in Service Improvements and Major Cost Savings

SACRAMENTO — Following completion of an extensive competitive bidding process, Joan Wilson, California Lottery director, announced the selection of GTECH Corp. as the "apparent successful bidder" for a new gaming and telecommunications systems an... Read more »

Lottery Performance

July 20, 2002

Contestants Win $247,500 on The Big Spin® Show

SACRAMENTO — California Lottery's "The Big Spin®" show airs Saturday, July 20, 2002, in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show win a total of $247,500. Christel Saxton Fantasy 5 Dream Machine contestants win a tot... Read more »

Winners Stories

July 15, 2002

Contestants Win $297,500 on The Big Spin® Show

SACRAMENTO — California Lottery's "The Big Spin®" show airs Saturday, July 13, 2002, in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show win a total of $297,500. Assemblymember Anthony Pescetti presented Denise Escobar with th... Read more »

Winners Stories

July 8, 2002

Contestants Win $225,500 on The Big Spin® Show

SACRAMENTO — California Lottery's "The Big Spin®" show airs Saturday, July 6, 2002, in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show win a total of $225,000. Robert Avila The contestant that wins a chance to spin the pri... Read more »

Winners Stories

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