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April 5, 2004

JACKPOT ADVISORY: California Lottery SuperLotto Plus Jackpot Rises to $63 Million

SACRAMENTO, April 5, 2004 – Californians are quickly catching Lotto Fever as it spreads throughout California.  “It’s only $1 dollar to buy a chance at winning $63 million” said Tony Molica, CEO of the California Lottery.  “It’s easy to cat...

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April 4, 2004

IT’S TIME TO STOP AND SMELL THE $61 MILLION SUPERLotto PLUS JACKPOT!

SACRAMENTO, April 4, 2004 -- Lottery officials announced the SuperLotto Plus jackpot for Wednesday night’s draw at $61 million.  “What better way is there to welcome in spring than by stopping to smell the roses, and winning the $61 million Supe...

Lottery Performance

April 2, 2004

Contestants on “The Big Spin®” Win More Than $200,000

SACRAMENTO – The California Lottery’s “The Big Spin®” show, having aired Saturday, April 3, 2004, gave Californians $227,500.The first lucky player was Michael Shannon, a state auditor from Sacramento, who was thrilled to win $95,000 at the...

Northern California | Winners Stories

April 1, 2004

JACKPOT ADVISORY: SuperLotto Plus Jackpot Rolls to $51 Million - No Fooling!

SACRAMENTO, April 1, 2004 -- Lottery officials announced the SuperLotto Plus jackpot for Saturday night’s draw at $51 million.  “Buy a lottery ticket for a chance at being the lucky player who welcomes Spring being $51 million richer,” said Denn...

Lottery Performance

March 26, 2004

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

SACRAMENTO – The California Lottery’s “The Big Spin®” show, having aired Saturday, March 27, 2004, made some very happy Californians $322,500 richer.One of these happy players was Tammie Parrot, a chauffeur from Cudahy, who looks forward to...

Winners Stories

March 19, 2004

Assemblymember Cindy Montanez Presents “Exceptional Educator” Award to Pacoima Teacher

SACRAMENTO – “The Big Spin®” show airs this Saturday, March 20, 2004 and features Assemblymember Cindy Montanez who will present the Lottery’s “Exceptional Educator” Award to Shellie Blisten from Pacoima.  A veteran teacher of 25 yea...

Southern California | Supporting Education

March 19, 2004

Hemet Man Wins $1 Million on “The Big Spin®”

SACRAMENTO – California Lottery players from across the state won a total of $1,247,500 on “The Big Spin®” show that aired Saturday, March 20, 2004.Rafael Jaurigue, a landscaper from Hemet won $1 million!  After spinning the largest lot...

Winners Stories

March 12, 2004

Emmy Award-Winning Actress Mariette Hartley Presents “Heroes in Education” Award to Senior Volunteer

SACRAMENTO – Mariette Hartley presented Doug Pearse with the California Lottery's “Hero in Education” award on “The Big Spin®” show. This month’s volunteer hero is an 85 years young resident of Mariposa.  For 14 years, “Grandpa Doug” as the kids...

Winners Stories

March 12, 2004

Gilroy Man Wins $1 Million on “The Big Spin®”

SACRAMENTO – California Lottery players from across the state won a total of $1,117,500 on “The Big Spin®” show that aired Saturday, March 13, 2004.Jose Hernandez, a dentist from Gilroy won $1 million!  After spinning the largest lotter...

Winners Stories

March 11, 2004

$15 MILLION GIVEN TO SCHOOLS FROM UNCLAIMED LOTTERY JACKPOT

SACRAMENTO, March 11, 2004 – California’s public schools will receive more than $15 million in unclaimed lottery winnings as no one stepped forward to claim a $28.5 million SuperLotto Plus jackpot by the California Lottery before the March 8th de...

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