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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!

May, 2005

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May 28, 2005

Contestants Win a Total of $327,500 on “The Big Spin®” Show

SACRAMENTO – Contestants from across the state won a total of $327,500 during this weekend’s “The Big Spin®” show. Cory Schuessler, a student from Diamond Bar purchased a Big Spin Scratchers® ticket at Party House Liquor in Chino Hills an... Read more »

Winners Stories

May 28, 2005

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SACRAMENTO – On May 28, 2005, Adnan Touma, a volunteer from El Cerrito, was presented with the California Lottery's “Heroes in Education” award on “The Big Spin®” show. For 21 years, Touma has been helping at-risk students through poetry... Read more »

Northern California | Supporting Education

May 27, 2005

California State Lottery Takes Part in World Famous Jazz Jubilee in Sacramento.

The California State Lottery will join the fun at the opening day festivities of the Jazz Jubilee with the colorful and zany Lotto Balls on parade through Old Sacramento on Friday, May 27, 2005.  A world blend of music, food and even a chanc... Read more »

Northern California | Media Advisories and Events

May 21, 2005

Contestants Win a Total of $222,500 on “The Big Spin®” Show

SACRAMENTO – Contestants from across the state won a total of $222,500 during this weekend’s “The Big Spin®” show. The first player at the “Fantasy 5 Dream Machine” was Patrick Saunders, a special education teacher from Cypress, who won $... Read more »

Winners Stories

May 20, 2005

LOTTERY COMMISSION TO HOLD MEETING IN SACRAMENTO

SACRAMENTO, May 20, 2005 -- The California State Lottery Commission will hold a public meeting at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 26, 2005, at the California Lottery Headquarters Building located at 600 North 10th Street in Sacramento, California. Membe... Read more »

Northern California | Media Advisories and Events

May 19, 2005

Mystery is Solved! Winner Claims $56 Million SuperLotto® Plus Jackpot!

SACRAMENTO, May 19, 2005 -- California Lottery officials announced that Richard Martinez came into the Santa Fe Springs District Office today to claim his $56 million SuperLotto Plus jackpot! “We are glad the mystery surrounding our $56 million j... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

May 14, 2005

Contestants Win a Total of $290,000 on “The Big Spin®” Show

SACRAMENTO – Twenty-one California Lottery players from across the state combined their luck to win $280,000 on “The Big Spin®” show that aired Saturday, May 14, 2005. From the first group of contestants to play “Aces High,” John Andre fr... Read more »

Winners Stories

May 12, 2005

LOTTERY AWARDS CITRUS HEIGHTS BUSINESS WITH RETAILER OF THE MONTH HONOR

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Northern California | Media Advisories and Events

May 10, 2005

Lucky Winner Of $56 Million SuperLotto Prize Too Busy Working To Claim Winnings

SACRAMENTO, May 10, 2005 – Lottery officials announced the winning ticket for last Saturday’s $56 million SuperLotto Plus jackpot was sold at Broadway Food Corner in Los Angeles. “A young man telephoned our Santa Fe Springs District Office earlie... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

May 9, 2005

A Mother’s Day SuperLotto Plus® Jackpot Surprise For A Lucky Player in Los Angeles

SACRAMENTO, May 9, 2005 – Lottery officials announced that one ticket won last Saturday’s $56 million SuperLotto Plus jackpot. “While Mother’s Day celebrations took center stage this weekend, someone had an extra special Mother’s Day surprise,” s... Read more »

Southern California | Winners Stories

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