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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!

October, 2004

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October 29, 2004

Assemblymember Ron Calderon Presents "Exceptional Educator" Award to Pico Rivera Teacher

SACRAMENTO – “The Big Spin®” show aired Saturday, October 30, 2004 and featured Priscilla Linares of Pico Rivera who received the Lottery’s “Exceptional Educator” Award from Assemblymember Ron Calderon. Ms. Linares is an accomplished Engl... Read more »

Southern California | Supporting Education

October 29, 2004

Contestants Win a Total of $200,000 on “The Big Spin®” Show

SACRAMENTO – Twenty-one California Lottery players from across the state combined their luck to win $200,000 on “The Big Spin®” show that aired Saturday, October 30, 2004. The only player to challenge the “Fantasy 5 Dream Machine” wa... Read more »

Winners Stories

October 29, 2004

THE RACE IS ON - THIRD LARGEST LOTTERY'S DAILY DERBY PRIZE EVER!

SACRAMENTO, October 28, 2004 --The race is on! It’s a horse race to see who wins California Lottery’s third largest Daily Derby prize in history.  Up for grabs is a Grand Prize of $817,000 to be won by the player that matches in exact order... Read more »

Lottery Performance

October 23, 2004

Contestants on “The Big Spin®” Win More Than $110,000

SACRAMENTO – On October 23, 2004, John McCook presented Kristine Ramos, a 20-year volunteer from San Pedro, with the California Lottery's “Heroes in Education” award on “The Big Spin®” show. For over 20 years, Ms. Ramos has given her free... Read more »

Southern California | Supporting Education

October 22, 2004

Contestants on “The Big Spin®” Win More Than $110,000

 SACRAMENTO – California Lottery players from across the state won a total of $112,500 on “The Big Spin®” show that aired Saturday, October 23, 2004. Jose Gomez-Lozano, a landscaper from Concord, purchased his Big Spin Scratchers® ticke... Read more »

Winners Stories

October 15, 2004

Assemblymember Carol Liu Presents "Exceptional Educator" Award to Education Consultant

SACRAMENTO – “The Big Spin®” show aired Saturday, October 16, 2004 and featured John Mockler of Sacramento who received the Lottery’s “Exceptional Educator” Award from Assemblymember Carol Liu. Mockler is a dynamic individual who has serv... Read more »

Northern California | Supporting Education

October 15, 2004

Contestants on “The Big Spin®” Show Win More Than $400,000

SACRAMENTO – Contestants from across the state won a total of $422,500 during this weekend’s “The Big Spin®” show. From the “Aces High” round, Georgia Lopez, a postal clerk from Whittier won the right to spin the wheel.  Ms. Lop... Read more »

Winners Stories

October 8, 2004

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

SACRAMENTO – Contestants from across the state won a total of $307,500 during this weekend’s “The Big Spin®” show. From the “Aces High” round, Scott Lake, a custodian from Escalon won the right to spin the wheel.  Lake, who boug... Read more »

Winners Stories

October 1, 2004

Contestants Win a Total of $175,000 on “The Big Spin®” Show

SACRAMENTO – Twenty-one California Lottery players from across the state combined their luck to win $175,000 on “The Big Spin®” show that aired Saturday, October 2, 2004. The only player to challenge the “Fantasy 5 Dream Machine” was... Read more »

Winners Stories

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