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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!

August, 2002

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August 31, 2002

Contestants Win $317,500 on the Big Spin® Show

SACRAMENTO — California Lottery's "The Big Spin®" show airs Saturday, August 31, 2002, in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show win a total of $317,500. German Balucon Fantasy 5 Dream Machine contestants win a t... Read more »

Winners Stories

August 24, 2002

Actress Susan Anton Presents California Lottery's Hero in Education Award to Vivian Hurtado Figueira

SACRAMENTO — California Lottery's "The Big Spin®" show airs Saturday, August 24, 2002, in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show win a total of $252,500. Actress Susan Anton presented Vivian Hurtado Figueira with the... Read more »

Northern California | Supporting Education

August 23, 2002

SUPERLotto PLUS JACKPOT RAISES TO $120 MILLION - THIRD LARGEST JACKPOT IN CALIFORNIA LOTTERY HISTORY

Sacramento, August 23, 2002 -- Lottery officials announced the estimated SuperLotto Plus jackpot for Saturday night's draw at $120 million. "Sales are great and those sales have allowed us to push the jackpot up to $120 million, which makes it th... Read more »

Lottery Performance

August 22, 2002

SUPERLotto PLUS JACKPOT SKYROCKETS TO $115 MILLION - FOURTH LARGEST JACKPOT IN CALIFORNIA LOTTERY HISTORY

Sacramento, August 22, 2002 -- Lottery officials announced the estimated SuperLotto Plus jackpot for Saturday night's draw at $115 million. "Sales are phenomenal and the jackpot is at a record-breaking $115 million, our fourth highest since the s... Read more »

Lottery Performance

August 21, 2002

SUPERLotto PLUS JACKPOT RISES TO $87 MILLION — EIGHTH HIGHEST JACKPOT IN CALIFORNIA LOTTERY HISTORY

Sacramento, August 21, 2002 -- Lottery officials announced the estimated SuperLotto Plus jackpot for tonight's draw at $87 million. "We have an $87 million jackpot, which makes it one of the top ten jackpots in the history of the California Lotte... Read more »

Lottery Performance

August 20, 2002

SUPERLotto PLUS JACKPOT RISES TO $86 MILLION — LARGEST JACKPOT IN THE NATION

Sacramento, August 20, 2002 -- Lottery officials announced the estimated SuperLotto Plus jackpot for Wednesday night's draw at $86 million. "We are thrilled to be able to raise the jackpot to $86 million," stated Joan Wilson, Director of the Cali... Read more »

Lottery Performance

August 19, 2002

$84 MILLION SUPERLotto PLUS JACKPOT — LARGEST JACKPOT IN THE NATION

Sacramento, August 19, 2002 — Lottery officials announced the estimated SuperLotto Plus jackpot for Wednesday night's draw at $84 million. "This is a very exciting time at the California Lottery," stated Joan Wilson, Director of the California Lo... Read more »

Lottery Performance

August 19, 2002

CONTESTANTS WIN $207,500 ON THE BIG SPIN® SHOW

SACRAMENTO — California Lottery's "The Big Spin®" show airs Saturday, August 17, 2002, in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show win a total of $207,500. Marty Elman Fantasy 5 Dream Machine contestants win a total... Read more »

Winners Stories

August 16, 2002

CALIFORNIA LOTTERY TO SAVE MILLIONS THROUGH INNOVATIVE CONTRACT BIDDING

SACRAMENTO — Through the use of an innovative competitive bidding process, the California Lottery is expected to save nearly $270 million over the life of a new six-year contract with GTECH Corp. to provide gaming and telecommunications systems a... Read more »

Lottery Performance

August 15, 2002

$66 MILLION SUPERLotto PLUS JACKPOT — THIRD LARGEST THIS YEAR FOR THE CALIFORNIA LOTTERY

SACRAMENTO, August 15, 2002 — Lottery officials announced the estimated SuperLotto Plus jackpot for Saturday night's draw at $66 million." Currently we have the third largest jackpot we've had all year in California," stated Joan Wilson, Director... Read more »

Lottery Performance

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