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Myth: Nobody Wins the Lottery.

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!

March, 2003

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March 28, 2003

Contestants Win $157,500 on The Big Spin® Show

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "The Big Spin®" show airs Saturday, March 29, 2003, in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show win a total of $157,500. Earl James Fantasy 5 Dream Machine contestants win a total... Read more »

Winners Stories

March 21, 2003

Contestants Win $332,500 on The Big Spin® Show

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "The Big Spin®" show airs Saturday, March 22, 2003, in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show win a total of $332,500. Joe Venegas Fantasy 5 Dream Machine contestants win a total... Read more »

Winners Stories

March 14, 2003

Contestants Win $307,500 on The Big Spin® Show

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "The Big Spin®" show airs Saturday, March 15, 2003, in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show win a total of $307,500. Assemblymember Alan Lowenthal presented Scott Wilcox with the... Read more »

Winners Stories

March 7, 2003

Actor John Glover Presents California Lottery's Hero in Education Award to Mark Freeman

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "The Big Spin®" show airs Saturday, March 8, 2003, in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show win a total of $1,142,500. Actor John Glover presented Mark Freeman with the California... Read more »

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