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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!

December, 2003

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December 29, 2003

MEGA JACKPOT ADVISORY: SUPERLotto PLUS JACKPOT ROLLS TEN TIMES - TO $70 MILLION

SACRAMENTO, December 29, 2003 – Lottery Officials have announced the SuperLotto Plus jackpot for Wednesday, December 31, 2003 at $70 million after no one matched the winning combination -- 12, 14, 17, 34, 47, MEGA 26 -- drawn Saturday evening. "R... Read more »

Media Advisories and Events

December 26, 2003

Contestants Win a Total of $352,500 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 $352,500 was won by contestants who appeared on the show airing Saturday, December 27, 2003. Norberto Salazar The "Fa... Read more »

Winners Stories

December 25, 2003

JACKPOT ADVISORY: SUPERLotto PLUS JACKPOT ROLLS TO $61 MILLION

SACRAMENTO, December 25, 2003 - Lottery Officials have announced the SuperLotto Plus jackpot for Saturday, December 27, 2003 at $61 million after no one matched the winning combination--9, 10, 41, 19, 30, MEGA 24--drawn Wednesday evening. "Some l... Read more »

Media Advisories and Events

December 23, 2003

JACKPOT ADVISORY: SUPERLotto PLUS JACKPOT ROLLS TO $49 MILLION JUST IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS

SACRAMENTO, December 23, 2003 -- Lottery officials announced the estimated SuperLotto Plus jackpot for Christmas Eve night at $49 million. Share the spirit of giving this holiday season…buy a SuperLotto Plus ticket and make dreams come true. An i... Read more »

Media Advisories and Events

December 19, 2003

Assemblymember Judy Chu Presents "Exceptional Educator" Award to Rosemead Teacher

SACRAMENTO – "The Big Spin®" Show, airing this Saturday, December 20, 2003, will feature Assemblymember Judy Chu who will present the Lottery’s "Exceptional Educator" Award to Pat Kasababian from Rosemead. Ms. Kasababian is a veteran teacher at... Read more »

Southern California | Supporting Education

December 19, 2003

Contestants Win a Total of $332,500 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 $332,500 was won by contestants who appeared on the show airing Saturday, December 20, 2003. The Spin-Spin-Spin contesta... Read more »

Winners Stories

December 12, 2003

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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, December 13, 2003. "Aces High" is the newest g... Read more »

Winners Stories

December 12, 2003

Television Legend Robin Leach Presents "Hero in Education" Award to Volunteer Reserve Officer

SACRAMENTO -- On this week's "The Big Spin®" Show, television legend, Robin Leach presented Cleve Freeman with the California Lottery's "Hero in Education" award. For 15 years, Leach hosted television's Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous.  ... Read more »

Southern California | Supporting Education

December 5, 2003

Assemblymember Russ Bogh Presents "Lottery's Funds At Work" Award to Beaumont Unified School District

SACRAMENTO - "The Big Spin®" Show, airing this Saturday, December 6, 2003, will feature Assemblymember Russ Bogh who will present the Lottery's "Funds at Work" Award to Beaumont Unified School District in Beaumont. Despite the economic downturn... Read more »

Southern California | Supporting Education

December 5, 2003

Win a Total of $272,500 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 $272,500 was won by contestants who appeared on the show airing Saturday, December 6, 2003. Betty Lavarda The "Fanta... Read more »

Winners Stories

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