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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, 2004

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July 30, 2004

Yucca Valley Woman Wins $3 Million on “The Big Spin®” show

SACRAMENTO – California Lottery players from across the state won a total of $3,127,500 on “The Big Spin®” show that aired Saturday, July 31, 2004. Viesta Hunter from Yucca Valley was the lucky winner who moved from the “Aces High” g... Read more »

Winners Stories

July 28, 2004

"Crossword," The California Lottery's Newest Scratchers® Ticket Features a $20,000 Top Prize!

SACRAMENTO, July 28, 2004 – With the introduction of the newest “Crossword” Scratchers game, Californians now have another choice at the many entertaining Scratchers in the Lottery’s product line.  Featuring a top prize of $20,000, the lates... Read more »

Lottery Performance

July 16, 2004

Contestants on “The Big Spin®” Show Win More Than $540,000

SACRAMENTO – Contestants from across the state won a total of $542,500 during this weekend’s “The Big Spin®” show. From the “Aces High” round, Edward Fleming, a retiree from Claremont won the right to spin the wheel.  Fleming, w... Read more »

Winners Stories

July 15, 2004

JACKPOT ADVISORY SuperLotto Plus® Jackpot Rises to $44 Million Largest Lottery Jackpot in the Nation

SACRAMENTO, CA. July 15, 2004 -- Lottery officials announced the estimated SuperLotto Plus® jackpot for Saturday, July 17, 2004 at $44 million. “This is the third largest prize we’ve offered this year,” said Lottery Interim Director Dennis Sequei... Read more »

Media Advisories and Events

July 12, 2004

SUPERLotto PLUS JACKPOT ROLLS TO $36 MILLION

SACRAMENTO, July 12, 2004--- Lottery officials announced the SuperLotto Plus ® jackpot for Wednesday night’s draw at $36 million.  “It’s 36 million reasons to celebrate the summer,” said Dennis Sequeira, California Lottery’s Interim Director... Read more »

Lottery Performance

July 9, 2004

Assemblymember Robert Dutton Presents "Exceptional Educator" Award to Upland Teacher

SACRAMENTO – “The Big Spin®” show aired Saturday, July 10, 2004 and featured Andy Megaw of Upland who received the Lottery’s “Exceptional Educator” Award from Assemblymember Robert Dutton.  Mr. Megaw is a third grade teacher at Valen... Read more »

Southern California | Supporting Education

July 9, 2004

Contestants Win a Total of $240,000 on “The Big Spin®” Show

SACRAMENTO – Twenty-one California Lottery players from across the state combined their luck to win $240,000 on “The Big Spin®” show that aired Saturday, July 10, 2004. From the first group of ten contestants to play “Aces High,” Eve... Read more »

Winners Stories

July 2, 2004

Contestants on "The Big Spin®" Win More Than $190,000

SACRAMENTO – California Lottery players from across the state won a total of $197,500 on “The Big Spin®” show that aired Saturday, July 3, 2004. Genaro Limon from Los Angeles and Juan Echeverria of Costa Mesa were the two finalists f... Read more »

Winners Stories

July 2, 2004

Corbin Bernsen Presented "Heroes in Education" Award to San Diego Volunteer

SACRAMENTO – On July 3, 2004, Corbin Bernsen presented Jeanne Stutzer, a retired music teacher, with the California Lottery's “Heroes in Education” award on “The Big Spin®” show. Ms. Stutzer has always been aware of the positive effects t... Read more »

Southern California | Supporting Education

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