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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!

December, 2002

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December 23, 2002

MIDDLETOWN CONSTRUCTION WORKER MAKES $50 MILLION CHRISTMAS WISH COME TRUE

SACRAMENTO -- The newest millionaires came forward today to claim their $50 million jackpot prize from Saturday night's SuperLotto Plus draw. Brian and Terri Brown, of Middletown, were astonished that they had actually won. "We just couldn't bel... Read more »

Northern California | Winners Stories

December 20, 2002

CONTESTANTS WIN $192,500 ON THE BIG SPIN® SHOW

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "The Big Spin®" show airs Saturday, December 21, 2002, in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show win a total of $192,500. Assemblymember Jack O'Connell presented Edward Arguelles wi... Read more »

Winners Stories

December 19, 2002

JACKPOT ADVISORY - SuperLotto Plus Jackpot Rolls to $50 Million Just In Time For Christmas

SACRAMENTO, December 19, 2002 -- Lottery officials announced the estimated SuperLotto Plus jackpot for Saturday night's draw at $50 million. "Imagine the Christmas that one California family could have after winning this jackpot," said Lottery Di... Read more »

Media Advisories and Events

December 16, 2002

JACKPOT ADVISORY - SuperLotto Plus Jackpot Rises to $42 Million Lucky Californian to Celebrate Holidays By Winning Big Bucks

SACRAMENTO, December 16, 2002-- Lottery officials announced the estimated SuperLotto Plus jackpot for Wednesday, December 18, 2002 at $42 million. "The holiday's are in full swing and there's one gift that can be very special," said Lottery Direc... Read more »

Media Advisories and Events

December 13, 2002

ACTRESS MARCIA CROSS PRESENTS CALIFORNIA LOTTERY'S HERO IN EDUCATION AWARD TO MEL HORN

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "The Big Spin®" show airs Saturday, December 14, 2002, in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show win a total of $292,500. Actress Marcia Cross presented Mel Horn with the California... Read more »

Southern California | Supporting Education

December 6, 2002

CONTESTANTS WIN $342,500 ON THE BIG SPIN® SHOW

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "The Big Spin®" show airs Saturday, December 7, 2002, in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show win a total of $342,500. Assemblymember Rebecca Cohn presented Sue Johnson with the C... Read more »

Winners Stories

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