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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!

January, 2004

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January 30, 2004

Contestants on “The Big Spin®” Win More Than $300,000

SACRAMENTO - Fourteen California Lottery players from all over the state won a total of $332,500 on "The Big Spin®" show that aired Saturday, January 31, 2004. Alejandro Villegas, a mechanic from Fontana, won $70,000 playing the "Fantasy 5 Dream... Read more »

Winners Stories

January 27, 2004

General Market Advertising Contract Finalists Announced

January 27, 2004, Sacramento – The California Lottery is pleased to announce the five finalists in the competitively bid $100 million General Market Advertising Contract.  The finalists, in alphabetical order, are as follows:  B... Read more »

Lottery Performance

January 23, 2004

Contestants on “The Big Spin®” Win More Than $300,000

SACRAMENTO – Fourteen California Lottery players from all over the state won a total of $317,500 on “The Big Spin®” show that aired Saturday, January 24, 2004.Debbie Bradley, a butcher from Santa Rosa, won $70,000 playing the “Fantasy 5 Drea... Read more »

Winners Stories

January 17, 2004

Contestants Win a Total of $337,500 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 $337,500 was won by contestants who appeared on the show airing Saturday, January 17, 2004.... Read more »

Winners Stories

January 9, 2004

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, January 10, 2004. Frank Granicy The Spin-Sp... Read more »

Winners Stories

January 9, 2004

Olympic Gold Medalist Bruce Jenner Presents "Hero in Education" Award to Retired Electronics Engineer

SACRAMENTO -- On this week's "The Big Spin®" Show, Olympic Gold Medalist, Bruce Jenner presented Mike Lamasney with the California Lottery's "Hero in Education" award. One of the most popular sports figures in the world, Jenner earned the title o... Read more »

Northern California | Supporting Education

January 5, 2004

Lucky Winner Kicks In 2004 With An Extra $88 Million - Ninth Largest Jackpot Winner In California Lottery History

SACRAMENTO, January 5, 2004 – It's definitely a Happy New Year for Pamela Bazan who matched last Saturday's SuperLotto Plus numbers—5, 9, 13, 16, 21 Mega 4 winning an $88 million jackpot. Bazan, who bought her ticket at Carriage Trade Liquor in S... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

January 4, 2004

ONE TICKET WON $88 MILLION SUPERLotto PLUS JACKPOT

SACRAMENTO, January 4, 2004 – One ticket won last night’s jackpot of $88 million and matched all six numbers – 5, 9, 13, 16, 21 and Mega Number 4. The ticket was sold in Seal Beach and will be worth $88 million.  If the winner chose the cash... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

January 2, 2004

Assemblymember Gene Mullin Presents "Exceptional Educator" Award to Daly City Teacher

SACRAMENTO – "The Big Spin®" Show, airing this Saturday, January 3, 2004, will feature Assemblymember Gene Mullin who will present the Lottery’s "Exceptional Educator" Award to Diane Levy from Daly City. Ms. Levy is an exceptional third grade... Read more »

Northern California | Supporting Education

January 2, 2004

Contestants Win a Total of $262,500 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 $262,500 was won by contestants who appeared on the show airing Saturday, January 3, 2004. Sam Brookman The "Fantasy... Read more »

Winners Stories

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