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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!

September, 2003

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September 26, 2003

Assemblymember Jenny Oropeza Presents "Exceptional Educator" Award to Wilmington Teacher

SACRAMENTO -- On this week's "The Big Spin®" show, Assemblymember Jenny Oropeza presented Leticia Mercado with the California Lottery's "Exceptional Educator" award. Assemblymember Oropeza explained, "Leticia is a dynamic teacher at Banning High... Read more »

Southern California | Supporting Education

September 26, 2003

Contestants Win a Total of $227,500 on "The Big Spin®" Show

SACRAMENTO -- The California Lottery's "The Big Spin®" show airs every Saturday in 12 television markets statewide. A total of $227,500 was won by contestants who appeared on the show airing Saturday, September 27, 2003. Samuel Vaughn The Spi... Read more »

Winners Stories

September 19, 2003

Contestants Win a Total of $157,500 on "The Big Spin®" Show

SACRAMENTO -- The California Lottery's "The Big Spin®" show airs every Saturday in 12 television markets statewide. A total of $157,500 was won by contestants who appeared on the show airing Saturday, September 20, 2003. Bernice Osburn The con... Read more »

Winners Stories

September 17, 2003

California Lottery Kicks-Off Fantasy 5 "Crazy Cash" Weeks -- Win Up To $500,000 For the Next Three Weeks

The California Lottery kicks-off Fantasy 5 "Crazy Cash" Weeks this week giving Fantasy 5 top prize winners a chance to win an extra $500,000 each week from September 14 through October 4, 2003. The $500,000 is an additional prize that will be add... Read more »

Lottery Performance

September 12, 2003

Contestants Win a Total of $297,500 on "The Big Spin®" Show

SACRAMENTO -- The California Lottery's "The Big Spin®" show airs every Saturday in 12 television markets statewide. A total of $297,500 was won by contestants who appeared on the show airing Saturday, September 13, 2003. John Hindley The "Fant... Read more »

Winners Stories

September 11, 2003

Lightning Strikes Again, and Again and Again For Bay Area’s Kavanagh Liquors

SACRAMENTO, September 11, 2003 – The California Lottery’s $57 million jackpot was split by two winning tickets drawn Wednesday, September 10, 2003 with the winning numbers 34, 43, 27, 20, 7 and MEGA 6. The winning tickets were sold at Seacliff Pl... Read more »

Northern California | Winners Stories

September 8, 2003

California Lottery SuperLotto Plus® Jackpot Rises to $57 Million

SACRAMENTO, September 8, 2003 – Lottery officials announced the SuperLotto Plus jackpot for Wednesday, September 10, 2003 at $57 million. Players must match 5 of the 47 numbers drawn and one MEGA number from 27 numbers drawn in order to join the... Read more »

Lottery Performance

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