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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!

August, 2004

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August 29, 2004

THREE TICKETS SPLIT $100 MILLION SUPERLotto PLUS JACKPOT

SACRAMENTO, August 29, 2004 – Three winning tickets will split last night’s jackpot of $100 million and matched all six numbers – 17, 18, 28, 33, 39, Mega 19. The tickets were sold in Los Altos, Huntington Beach and Sausalito and each ticket is w... Read more »

Winners Stories

August 27, 2004

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

SACRAMENTO – California Lottery players from across the state won a total of $192,500 on “The Big Spin®” show that aired Saturday, August 28, 2004. Linda Martinez, a medical center employee from Bakersfield, purchased her Big Spin Scratchers... Read more »

Winners Stories

August 27, 2004

JACKPOT ADVISORY -- GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY TO WIN $99 MILLION

SACRAMENTO, August 27, 2004 -- Lottery officials announced the SuperLotto Plus® jackpot for Saturday, August 28, 2004 edged up to $99 million.  “Sales are phenomenal for Saturday’s jackpot,” said Lottery Interim Director Dennis Sequeira. &nb... Read more »

Media Advisories and Events

August 27, 2004

JACKPOT ADVISORY -- SUPERLotto PLUS JACKPOT HITS $97 MILLION

SACRAMENTO, August 27, 2004-- Lottery officials announced the SuperLotto Plus® jackpot for Saturday, August 28, 2004 at $97 million.  “Sales are good and this enabled us to raise the jackpot to $97 million,” said Lottery Interim Director Den... Read more »

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August 27, 2004

Keiko Agena Presented "Heroes in Education" Award to San Clemente Volunteer

SACRAMENTO – On August 28, 2004, Keiko Agena presented Norma Molina, a seventeen year-old high school student from San Clemente, with the California Lottery's “Heroes in Education” award on “The Big Spin®” show. Ms. Molina is a Junior at... Read more »

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August 26, 2004

JACKPOT ADVISORY -- ROLLING UP TO GOLD AS SUPERLotto PLUS JACKPOT HITS $95 MILLION

SACRAMENTO, August 26, 2004-- Lottery officials announced the SuperLotto Plus® jackpot for Saturday, August 28, 2004 at $95 million.  “Everyone gets a chance to play for this $95 million and the best part is that it only costs $1,” said Lott... Read more »

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August 25, 2004

JACKPOT ADVISORY -- GOLD RUSH HITS CALIFORNIA AS LOTTERY JACKPOT BALLOONS TO $77 MILLION

SACRAMENTO, August 25, 2004 -- California Lottery officials announced Wednesday’s SuperLotto Plus jackpot at $77 million as the phenomenon of Lotto Fever spread throughout the state.  “We’re currently on target for a $77 million jackpot, giv... Read more »

Media Advisories and Events

August 23, 2004

JACKPOT ADVISORY -- CALIFORNIA LOTTERY JACKPOT LARGEST IN THE NATION! $75 MILLION JACKPOT SALES HEAT-UP!

SACRAMENTO, August 23, 2004 -- California Lottery officials announced Wednesday’s SuperLotto Plus jackpot has increased to $75 million with tickets selling briskly.  “It’s exciting to offer California Lottery players the largest jackpot in t... Read more »

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August 22, 2004

JACKPOT ADVISORY -- SUPERLotto PLUS JACKPOT EXPLODES TO $73 MILLION!

SACRAMENTO, August 22, 2004 – California Lottery officials announced that no one matched all six winning numbers from Saturday night’s draw for $61 million.  Hence, the SuperLotto Plus jackpot has now exploded to the largest jackpot in the N... Read more »

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August 20, 2004

Contestants on The Big Spin Show Win More Than $550,000

SACRAMENTO – Contestants from across the state won a total of $557,500 during this weekend’s “The Big Spin®” show. From the “Aces High” round, Ilian Ontiveros, an accounting supervisor from Lomita won the right to spin the wheel.  Ms. Ontive... Read more »

Winners Stories

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