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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!

November, 2002

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November 30, 2002

THE BIG SPIN® GOES SPIN CRAZY!

SACRAMENTO — California Lottery's "The Big Spin® show airs Saturday, November 30, 2002, in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show win a total of $350,000. Ann Tran There are seven Spin-Spin-Spin contestants on thi... Read more »

Winners Stories

November 22, 2002

CONTESTANTS WIN $220,000 ON THE BIG SPIN® SHOW

SACRAMENTO — California Lottery's "The Big Spin®" show airs Saturday, November 23, 2002, in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show win a total of $220,000 Rosalind Tan Fantasy 5 Dream Machine contestants win a tot... Read more »

Winners Stories

November 22, 2002

ORANGE COUNTY COUPLE WINS ONE-THIRD OF $193 MEGA JACKPOT

WHAT: Press conference for one of the recent winners of the $193 million mega jackpot from February 16, 2002. The couple from Orange will receive $64.3 million and plans to tell their story. WHEN: Saturday, February 23, 200210:00 a.m. WHER... Read more »

Southern California | Media Advisories and Events

November 19, 2002

San Francisco Business Receives Lottery's Top Honor

SACRAMENTO — The California Lottery announced today that San Francisco's Liquor Locker, owned by Darryl Fown, has been named California Lottery's Retailer of the Year. A special presentation will be held at Liquor Locker, 1223 Taraval Street, San... Read more »

Northern California | Media Advisories and Events

November 15, 2002

Actress Maree Cheatham Presents California Lottery's Hero in Education Award to Myrtle Walkley

SACRAMENTO — California Lottery's "The Big Spin®" show airs Saturday, November 16, 2002, in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show win a total of $167,500. Actress Maree Cheatham presented Myrtle Walkley with the Cal... Read more »

Northern California | Supporting Education

November 8, 2002

CALIFORNIANS WIN $252,500 ON THIS WEEK'S SHOW

SACRAMENTO — California Lottery's "The Big Spin®" show airs Saturday, November 9, 2002, in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a total of $252,500. Senator Joe Dunn presented Stephanie Jurman Scott with the Ca... Read more »

Winners Stories

November 1, 2002

SAN JOSE WOMAN WINS MORE THAN $2 MILLION

SACRAMENTO — California Lottery's "The Big Spin®" show airs Saturday, November 2, 2002, in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a total of $2,347,500. Lupe Gonzales"Weekly Payday Raceway" contestant Lupe G... Read more »

Northern California | Winners Stories

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