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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!

April, 2003

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April 25, 2003

San Diego Man Scores $2 Million on "Weekly Payday"

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "The Big Spin®" show airs Saturday, April 26, 2003, in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a total of $2,327,500. Assemblymember Bonnie Garcia presented Chauncey Veatch, 200... Read more »

Winners Stories

April 23, 2003

Contestants Win $292,500 on "The Big Spin®" Show

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "The Big Spin®" show airs every Saturday in twelve television markets statewide. A total of $292,500 was won by contestants appearing on this Saturday, May 24 on the "Big Spin®" show. Louis Fedor Fantasy 5 co... Read more »

Winners Stories

April 18, 2003

Fantasy 5 Winner Ties Record On The Big Spin® Show

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "The Big Spin®" show airs Saturday, April 19, 2003, in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show win a total of $194,000. Theresa Pasqualino The Fantasy 5 contestant appearing on th... Read more »

Winners Stories

April 11, 2003

Santa Rosa High School Receives "Lottery Funds at Work" Award

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "The Big Spin®" show airs Saturday, April 12, 2003, in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show win a total of $85,000. Assemblymember Patricia Wiggins presented Santa Rosa High Scho... Read more »

Northern California | Supporting Education

April 4, 2003

Actress Hattie Winston Presents California Lottery's Hero in Education Award to Bart Hanchett

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "The Big Spin®" show airs Saturday, April 5, 2003, in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show win a total of $167,500. Bart Hanchett andHattie Winston Actress Hattie Winston pr... Read more »

Southern California | Supporting Education

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