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Fact: The California Lottery pays out tens of millions of dollars in prizes every week. 

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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!

January, 2003

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January 31, 2003

Selma Man Wins More Than $2 Million

SACRAMENTO — California Lottery's "The Big Spin®" show airs Saturday, February 1, 2003, in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a total of $2,287,500. Rodney Doering "Weekly Payday Raceway" contestant Rodney... Read more »

Winners Stories

January 28, 2003

California Lottery SuperLotto Plus® Jackpot is Now $85 Million

SACRAMENTO, January 28, 2003 — The California Lottery has announced that the SuperLotto Plus jackpot for Wednesday night, January 29, 2003 has climbed to $85 million. "Brisk sales have enabled us to raise the jackpot to $85 million and we're very... Read more »

Lottery Performance

January 27, 2003

California Lottery Heats Up With $82 Million SuperLotto Plus® Jackpot

SACRAMENTO, January 27, 2003 — California residents are lining up today at favorite Lottery retail locations for a chance at winning $82 million for the SuperLotto Plus drawing of Wednesday, January 29, 2003. No one had the winning ticket for Sat... Read more »

Lottery Performance

January 25, 2003

Contestants Win $175,000 On The Big Spin® Show

SACRAMENTO — California Lottery's "The Big Spin® show airs Saturday, January 25, 2003, in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show win a total of $175,000. Daniel Verdugo The Fantasy 5 contestant appearing on this... Read more »

Winners Stories

January 23, 2003

Can't Get a Super Bowl Ticket?

SACRAMENTO, January 23, 2003 -- Lottery officials announced the estimated SuperLotto Plus jackpot for Saturday night's draw at $68 million. "This is already an exciting weekend in California with the big game this weekend in San Diego," stated Jo... Read more »

Lottery Performance

January 21, 2003

Come On Over Joe Millionaire, California Can Make You Rich - $56 Million SuperLotto Plus Jackpot

SACRAMENTO, January 21, 2003 -- -- Lottery officials announced the estimated SuperLotto Plus jackpot for Wednesday night's draw at $56 million. "The California Lottery currently has the largest single-state lottery jackpot in the country," stated... Read more »

Lottery Performance

January 18, 2003

Salinas Teacher Receives "Exceptional Educator Award"

SACRAMENTO — California Lottery's "The Big Spin®" show airs Saturday, January 18, 2003, in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show win a total of $120,000. Assemblymember Richard Polanco presented Cynthia Peña with t... Read more »

Northern California | Supporting Education

January 16, 2003

The California Lottery Announces $46 Million SuperLotto Plus Jackpot

SACRAMENTO — January 16, 2003 -- Lottery officials announced the estimated SuperLotto Plus jackpot for Saturday night's draw at $46 million. "This is a very exciting time to be in California, with a jackpot this large, someone's life could litera... Read more »

Lottery Performance

January 13, 2003

"Gold Ranch Lottery" Named Lottery's February 2003 Retailer of the Month

SACRAMENTO — The California Lottery announced Gold Ranch Lottery as the California Lottery's Retailer of the Month for February 2003. The ceremony is scheduled for Tuesday, January 14th at 1:00 PM. and it will be held at Gold Ranch Lottery in Ver... Read more »

Northern California | Media Advisories and Events

January 11, 2003

Actor Edward Asner Presents California Lottery's Hero in Education Award to Cindy Vanderspeck. First Finalist for Weekly Payday Raceway Contestant Decided

SACRAMENTO — California Lottery's "The Big Spin®" show airs Saturday, January 11, 2003, in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show win a total of $132,500. Actor Edward Asner presented Cindy Vanderspeck with the Californ... Read more »

Southern California | Supporting Education

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