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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!

September, 2002

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September 27, 2002

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

SACRAMENTO — California Lottery's "The Big Spin®" show airs Saturday, September 28, 2002, in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show win a total of $265,000. Fantasy 5 Dream Machine contestants win a total of $130,00... Read more »

Winners Stories

September 26, 2002

JACKPOT ADVISORY - $45 MILLION SUPERLotto PLUS JACKPOT HELPS CALIFORNIA HEAT UP THE BEGINNING OF FALL

SACRAMENTO, September 26, 2002 - Lottery officials announced the estimated SuperLotto Plus jackpot for Saturday night's draw at $45 million. "It's nice to know that only $1 dollar could buy you a chance at winning a life changing prize. Thinking... Read more »

Media Advisories and Events

September 20, 2002

ACTRESS GABRIELLE CARTERIS PRESENTS CALIFORNIA LOTTERY'S HERO IN EDUCATION AWARD TO KIM BENNETT

SACRAMENTO — California Lottery's "The Big Spin®" show airs Saturday, September 21, 2002, in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show win a total of $117,500. Actress Gabrielle Carteris presented Kim Bennett with the C... Read more »

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September 13, 2002

CONTESTANTS WIN $262,500 ON THE BIG SPIN® SHOW

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "The Big Spin®" show airs Saturday, September 14, 2002, in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show win a total of $262,500. John Gregory Fantasy 5 Dream Machine contestants win a... Read more »

Winners Stories

September 6, 2002

Contestants Win $250,000 on The Big Spin® Show

SACRAMENTO — California Lottery's "The Big Spin®" show airs Saturday, September 7, 2002, in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show win a total of $250,000. Assemblymember Carol Liu presented Marilyn Chukwurah with th... Read more »

Winners Stories

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