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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!

May, 2003

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May 30, 2003

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SACRAMENTO -- Since March of 1999 the California Lottery has presented the "Heroes in Education" awards on "The Big Spin®" television show. This week's show airs Saturday, May 31, 2003, in twelve television markets statewide. James McDonald... Read more »

Northern California | Supporting Education

May 30, 2003

Contestants Win a Total of $237,500 on "The Big Spin®" Show

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "The Big Spin®" show airs every Saturday in twelve television markets statewide. A total of $237,500 was won by contestants who appeared on Saturday's, May 31, 2003 show. Robert West The Spin-Spin-Spin contes... Read more »

Winners Stories

May 23, 2003

Senator Gloria Romero Presents California Lottery's Exceptional Educator Award to La Puente Principal

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "The Big Spin®" show airs Saturday, May 24, 2003, in twelve television markets statewide. Senator Gloria Romero presented Penny Fraumeni, Fairgrove Academy Principal, with the California Lottery's Exceptional Ed... Read more »

Southern California | Supporting Education

May 16, 2003

Contestants Win $225,000 on "The Big Spin®" Show

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "The Big Spin®" show airs every Saturday in twelve television markets statewide. A total of $225,000 was won by contestants appearing on this Saturday, May 17 on the "Big Spin®" show. Harold Samuels The Fanta... Read more »

Winners Stories

May 9, 2003

Contestants Win $187,500 on "The Big Spin®" Show

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "The Big Spin®" show airs Saturday, May 10, 2003, in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a total of $187,500. Anne McClellan This week's finalist at the California Gold g... Read more »

Winners Stories

May 9, 2003

Modesto Man Wins $1 Million on "The Big Spin®" Show!

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "The Big Spin®" show airs Saturday, May 3, 2003, in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a total of $1,087,500. This week's finalist at the California Gold game was Larry Alex... Read more »

Northern California | Winners Stories

May 2, 2003

Actress Lainie Kazan Presents California Lottery's Hero in Education Award to Maurice Wiley

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "The Big Spin®" show airs Saturday, May 3, 2003, in twelve television markets statewide. Actress Lainie Kazan presented Maurice Wiley with the California Lottery's Hero in Education Award. Kazan is a multi-awar... Read more »

Southern California | Supporting Education

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