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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!

February, 2003

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February 28, 2003

Contestants Win $347,500 on The Big Spin® Show

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "The Big Spin®" show airs Saturday, March 1, 2003, in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show win a total of $347,500. Assemblymember John Benoit presented Desert Sands Unified Schoo... Read more »

Southern California | Supporting Education

February 21, 2003

Plant Manager Wins $1 Million On the Big Spin® Show

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "The Big Spin®" show airs Saturday, February 22, 2003, in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show win a total of $1,155,000. Leo Ramdwar There are two contestants that try to win... Read more »

Winners Stories

February 18, 2003

David Rosenberg Re-Elected to Fourth Term as Chairman of California Lottery Commission

SACRAMENTO -- The California Lottery announced today, the re-election of Commissioner David Rosenberg as the Chairman of the California Lottery Commission. Rosenberg commences an unprecedented fourth consecutive term as Chairman of the California... Read more »

Lottery Performance

February 14, 2003

Contestants Win $222,500 on The Big Spin® Show

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "The Big Spin®" show airs Saturday, February 15, 2003, in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show win a total of $222,500. Senator Nell Soto presented Norm Cosme with the California... Read more »

Winners Stories

February 7, 2003

Actress Charlene Tilton Presents California Lottery's Hero in Education Award to Deborah Walton

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "The Big Spin®" show airs Saturday, February 8, 2003, in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show win a total of $322,500. Actress Charlene Tilton presented Deborah Walton with the Ca... Read more »

Winners Stories

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