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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!

July, 2003

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July 31, 2003

California Lottery SuperLotto Plus Jackpot Rises to $52 Million-Largest Jackpot in the Nation

SACRAMENTO, July 31, 2003 -- Lottery officials announced the SuperLotto Plus jackpot for Saturday, August 2nd at $52 million. "The SuperLotto Plus jackpot has risen to $52 million as we continue to celebrate the summer weather," said Lottery Chie... Read more »

Lottery Performance

July 25, 2003

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SACRAMENTO -- On this week’s show, actor Branscombe Richmond presented Dominic Cummings with the California Lottery's "Hero in Education" award. Richmond has starred in action films such as Commando, Hard to Kill, and The Scorpion King. He has al... Read more »

Northern California | Supporting Education

July 25, 2003

Contestants Win a Total of $137,500 on "The Big Spin®" Show

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "The Big Spin®" show airs every Saturday in 12 television markets statewide. A total of $137,500 was won by contestants who appeared on Saturday's, July 26, 2003 show. Patricia Welsh The contestant that won a... Read more »

Winners Stories

July 18, 2003

Contestants Win a Total of $397,500 on "The Big Spin®" Show

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "The Big Spin®" show airs every Saturday in 12 television markets statewide. A total of $397,500 was won by contestants who appeared on Saturday's, July 19, 2003 show. George Estrada The contestant that won a... Read more »

Winners Stories

July 11, 2003

Contestants Win a Total of $170,000 on "The Big Spin®" Show

Rose BourqueThere were two contestants that tried to win a chance to spin the big wheel on this week's show. Rose Bourque, a retiree from Santa Monica was the first contestant that spun the prize wheel from the California Gold elimination roun... Read more »

Winners Stories

July 3, 2003

Contestants Win a Total of $302,500 on "The Big Spin®" Show

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "The Big Spin®" show airs every Saturday in 12 television markets statewide. A total of $302,500 was won by contestants who appeared on Saturday's, July 5, 2003 show. The "Fantasy 5 Dream Machine" contestants wo... Read more »

Winners Stories

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