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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!

June, 2003

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June 28, 2003

Contestants Win a Total of $217,500 on "The Big Spin®" Show

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "The Big Spin®" show airs every Saturday in 12 television markets statewide. A total of $217,500 was won by contestants who appeared on Saturday’s, June 28, 2003 show. Gregoria Brewer The "Fantasy 5 Dream Mac... Read more »

Winners Stories

June 24, 2003

California Lottery Conducts "Big Spin Sunday" Sweepstakes Shows at County Fairs, Winners Get a Chance at $10,000 and a Suzuki ATV

For the first time in its history, the California Lottery will conduct "Big Spin Sunday" Sweepstakes shows at some of California's County Fairs. Fairgoers will have a chance to win prizes by spinning "The Big Spin" prize wheel, or playing the Fan... Read more »

Media Advisories and Events

June 23, 2003

Senator Mike Machado presented Robert Mitchell with the California Lottery's Exceptional Educator Award on "The Big Spin®" show

SACRAMENTO -- Since April of 2001, the California Lottery has presented the "Exceptional Educator" awards on "The Big Spin®" television show. This week’s show aired Saturday, June 21, 2003, in twelve television markets statewide. Mike Machado... Read more »

Northern California | Supporting Education

June 20, 2003

Contestants Win a Total of $485,000 on "The Big Spin®" Show

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "The Big Spin®" show airs every Saturday in 12 television markets statewide. A total of $485,000 was won by contestants who appeared on Saturday’s, June 21, 2003 show. There were two contestants that tried to wi... Read more »

Winners Stories

June 13, 2003

Contestants Win a Total of $307,500 on "The Big Spin®" Show

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "The Big Spin®" show airs every Saturday in 12 television markets statewide. A total of $307,500 was won by contestants who appeared on Saturday's, June 14, 2003 show. Linda Haigler The Spin-Spin-Spin contest... Read more »

Winners Stories

June 6, 2003

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SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "The Big Spin®" show airs every Saturday in twelve television markets statewide. A total of $537,500 was won by contestants who appeared on Saturday's, June 7, 2003 show. Walter Ott The "Fantasy 5 Dream Machi... Read more »

Winners Stories

June 6, 2003

Assemblymember Ron Calderon Presents California Lottery's Exceptional Educator Award to Montebello Teacher

SACRAMENTO -- Since April of 2001 the California Lottery has presented the "Exceptional Educator" awards on "The Big Spin®" television show. This week's show aired Saturday, June 7, 2003, in twelve television markets statewide. Ron Calderon an... Read more »

Southern California | Supporting Education

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