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SCAM artists are getting even more creative in trying to rip you off. Several new tricks involve bogus claims that you have won a prize. CA Lottery’s Donna Cordova reveals the con and explains how to avoid falling victim.

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MEGA Millions Draw Closes In:

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Draws take place every Tuesday and Friday after
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SuperLotto Plus Draw Closes In:

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January 6, 2007

Happy New Year Big Spin® Contestants!

Sacramento – It’s a great start to the New Year for contestants of The Big Spin show!  This week’s players took home a total of $157,000 in cash prizes. Lynesta Hunter, an executive assistant from San Francisco, uncovered a Spin-Spi...

Winners Stories

January 6, 2007

Sherry Heinold Hero

SACRAMENTO – Courageous, dedicated and reliable are just some of the many words that can be used to describe Sherry Heinold.  A volunteer who will be honored as a California State Lottery Hero in Education on "The Big Spin®" show airi...

Supporting Education

January 5, 2007

MEGA MILLIONS JACKPOT ROLLS TO $102,000,000 - Ring in the New Year as a Millionaire!

SACRAMENTO – Have you made your New Year’s resolution yet?  Why not resolve to be a millionaire!  What a great way to ring in 2007!  After no one matched all 6 numbers from Tuesday night’s MEGA Millions draw, the California Lottery...

Lottery Performance

December 30, 2006

“The Best of The Big Spin” Revisits Most Memorable Moments of 2006

Sacramento – This week’s taping of the California Lottery’s The Big Spin® is a “Best of” show revisiting some of the most memorable moments of 2006. “The Best of the Big Spin” highlights winners like John Baldwin from Sutter who won $1 mi...

Winners Stories

December 28, 2006

Consumer Alert Update: Bonus Word Crossword Scratchers® Misprint

The California Lottery would like to alert its players that it has identified another series of misprinted Bonus Word Crossword Scratchers®. The Lottery late today determined that approximately 130 Bonus Word Crossword Scratchers tickets with the...

Consumer Protection

December 23, 2006

Santa Comes Early For Some Big Spin Contestants!

Sacramento – It’s a very happy holiday season on The Big Spin® show with four players winning a total of $195,000.  Three people got their chance to win big playing the Fantasy 5 Dream Machine while another person outplayed nine othe...

Winners Stories

December 16, 2006

Big Spin Contestants Ride Away with $332,500!

SACRAMENTO – Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to buy that car you’ve always wanted?  How about putting a down payment on a house?  Maybe even do some home improvements?  Well that’s what some Big Spin show contestants are goi...

Winners Stories

December 11, 2006

Consumer Alert: Bonus Word Crossword Scratchers®

The California Lottery regrets to inform its players that as many as 3900 misprinted Bonus Word Crossword Scratchers® with a green background were available for sale in California from Thursday, November 30, 2006 to Friday, December 8, 2006 The...

Consumer Protection

December 9, 2006

What Does Winning $80,000 Mean? Spoil the Grandchildren!

SACRAMENTO – The energy contestants had on this week’s The Big Spin® show was contagious.  With players winning $352,500 in cash prizes, how could you not be excited?  Three people got their chance to win big playing the Fantasy...

Winners Stories

December 2, 2006

A Man That Wears Many Hats Named as a Hero in Education

SACRAMENTO – “To wear many hats” is a phrase that comes from a time (not long ago) when everyone wore hats, and many of those hats were specific to a given trade, official position or function.  Someone who had several roles would have several ha...

Supporting Education

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