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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!

November, 2003

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November 26, 2003

$242,500 Awarded on California Lottery Game Show - Contestants on "The Big Spin®" Show Have Many Reasons to be Thankful

SACRAMENTO – The California Lottery's "The Big Spin®" Show airs every Saturday in 12 television markets statewide. A total of $242,500 was won by contestants who appeared on the show airing Saturday, November 29, 2003. "Aces High" is the newest g... Read more »

Winners Stories

November 21, 2003

State Controller Steve Westly Presents "Exceptional Educator" Award to Escondido Teacher

SACRAMENTO – "The Big Spin®" Show, airing this Saturday, November 22, 2003, will feature State Controller Steve Westly who will present the Lottery's "Exceptional Educator" Award to Connie Baumgardt Blackburn from Escondido.   Ms. Baumgar... Read more »

Southern California | Supporting Education

November 21, 2003

"The Big Spin®" Show Debuts its Newest Game "Aces High" - Contestants Win a Total of $257,500 on "The Big Spin®" Show

SACRAMENTO – "The Big Spin®" Show celebrates its 18th anniversary with Hollywood flair! This popular game show is the longest running lottery game show in television history, airing continuously since 1985. The show airs every Saturday in 12 tele... Read more »

Media Advisories and Events

November 14, 2003

Television Legend Ed McMahon Presents "Hero in Education" Award to World War II Veteran

SACRAMENTO -- On this week's "The Big Spin®" Show, television legend, Ed McMahon presented Bob Watson with the California Lottery's "Hero in Education" award. McMahon appeared on television shows such as Bloopers and Practical Jokes and his own l... Read more »

Southern California | Supporting Education

November 14, 2003

"The Big Spin®" Show Receives a Hollywood Makeover - "Aces High" The Newest Lottery Game

SACRAMENTO – "The Big Spin®" Show celebrates its 18th anniversary with Hollywood flair! This popular game show is the longest running lottery show in television history, airing continuously since 1985. The show airs every Saturday in 12 televisio... Read more »

Media Advisories and Events

November 7, 2003

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SACRAMENTO - "The Big Spin®" Show, airing this Saturday, November 8, 2003, will feature Assemblymember Lois Wolk who will present the Lottery's "Exceptional Educator" Award to Ted Wimberg from Woodland.   17 years ago, Mr. Wimberg joined... Read more »

Northern California | Supporting Education

November 7, 2003

Contestants Win a Total of $387,500 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 $387,500 was won by contestants who appeared on the show airing Saturday, November 8, 2003. The contestant that won a... Read more »

Winners Stories

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