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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!

December, 2004

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December 31, 2004

MEDIA ADVISORY - WHAT ARE YOUR NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS?

SACRAMENTO, December 31, 2004 – What would you do if you won the California Lottery’s current SuperLotto Plus jackpot of $48 million? Would it change your New Year’s resolutions? We contacted winners from 2004 and asked what their New Year’s res... Read more »

Media Advisories and Events

December 30, 2004

CELEBRATE THE NEW YEAR WITH A SUPERLotto PLUS JACKPOT OF $48 MILLION!

SACRAMENTO, December 30, 2004 -- Lottery officials announced the estimated SuperLotto Plus® jackpot for Saturday, January 1, 2005 to be $48 million. “What better way to celebrate the New Year than to become $48 million richer?” said Lottery Inter... Read more »

Lottery Performance

December 28, 2004

MEDIA ADVISORY - RING IN THE NEW YEAR WITH SUPERLotto PLUS JACKPOT OF $40 MILLION!

SACRAMENTO, December 28, 2004 -- Lottery officials announced the estimated SuperLotto Plus® jackpot for Wednesday, December 29, 2004 to be $40 million. “Some lucky lottery player has the exciting opportunity to ring in the New Year by winning $40... Read more »

Media Advisories and Events

December 25, 2004

Contestants on “The Big Spin®” Show Win More Than $370,000

SACRAMENTO – Contestants from across the state won a total of $377,500 during this weekend’s “The Big Spin®” show. From the “Aces High” round, Alfred Wilson, a shipping clerk from Gardena won the right to spin the wheel. Wilson, who boug... Read more »

Winners Stories

December 20, 2004

MEDIA ADVISORY - State And Local Officials Honor Riverside Couple Receiving Lottery Winnings

SACRAMENTO, December 20, 2004 – The recent winners of the California Lottery’s SuperLotto Plus jackpot of $27 million, Debra and Steve Cifelli will be presented with their winnings on Tuesday, December 21, 2004. The Cifellis, who are nationally r... Read more »

Southern California | Media Advisories and Events

December 18, 2004

Contestants on “The Big Spin®” Win More Than $160,000

SACRAMENTO – California Lottery players from across the state won a total of $162,500 on “The Big Spin®” show that aired Saturday, December 18, 2004. Nancy Ward, a homemaker from Van Nuys, purchased her Big Spin Scratchers® ticket at Bob... Read more »

Winners Stories

December 11, 2004

Assemblymember Ray Haynes Presents “Exceptional Educator” Award to Lake Elsinore Teacher

SACRAMENTO – “The Big Spin®” show aired Saturday, December 11, 2004 and featured Cindy Dickinson of Lake Elsinore who received the Lottery’s “Exceptional Educator” Award from Assemblymember Ray Haynes.  Cindy Dickinson is an accompl... Read more »

Southern California | Supporting Education

December 11, 2004

Contestants Win a Total of $247,500 on “The Big Spin®” Show

SACRAMENTO – Contestants from across the state won a total of $247,500 during this weekend’s “The Big Spin®” show. The first player at the “Fantasy 5 Dream Machine” was Rochelle “Bunny” Williams, a foster parent from Highland, who was gr... Read more »

Winners Stories

December 8, 2004

MEDIA ADVISORY - LOTTERY COMMISSION TO HOLD MEETING IN SACRAMENTO

SACRAMENTO -- The California State Lottery Commission (Commission) will hold a public meeting at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, December 13, 2004, at the Lottery Headquarters Building located at 600 North 10th Street in Sacramento, California. Members of... Read more »

Northern California | Media Advisories and Events

December 4, 2004

Seaside woman wins $1 Million on “The Big Spin®” Show

SACRAMENTO – California Lottery players from across the state won a total of $1,115,500 on “The Big Spin®” show that aired Saturday, December 4, 2004. Aurelia Macias from Seaside was the lucky Spin-Spin-Spin contestant to win BIG! The fun... Read more »

Winners Stories

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