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POWERBALL Draw Closes In:

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MEGA Millions Draw Closes In:

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SuperLotto Plus Draw Closes In:

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December 19, 2003

Assemblymember Judy Chu Presents "Exceptional Educator" Award to Rosemead Teacher

SACRAMENTO – "The Big Spin®" Show, airing this Saturday, December 20, 2003, will feature Assemblymember Judy Chu who will present the Lottery’s "Exceptional Educator" Award to Pat Kasababian from Rosemead. Ms. Kasababian is a veteran teacher at...

Southern California | Supporting Education

December 19, 2003

Contestants Win a Total of $332,500 on "The Big Spin®" Show

SACRAMENTO - The California Lottery's "The Big Spin®" Show airs every Saturday in 12 television markets statewide. A total of $332,500 was won by contestants who appeared on the show airing Saturday, December 20, 2003. The Spin-Spin-Spin contesta...

Winners Stories

December 12, 2003

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SACRAMENTO - The California Lottery's "The Big Spin®" Show airs every Saturday in 12 television markets statewide. A total of $297,500 was won by contestants who appeared on the show airing Saturday, December 13, 2003. "Aces High" is the newest g...

Winners Stories

December 12, 2003

Television Legend Robin Leach Presents "Hero in Education" Award to Volunteer Reserve Officer

SACRAMENTO -- On this week's "The Big Spin®" Show, television legend, Robin Leach presented Cleve Freeman with the California Lottery's "Hero in Education" award. For 15 years, Leach hosted television's Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous.  ...

Southern California | Supporting Education

December 5, 2003

Assemblymember Russ Bogh Presents "Lottery's Funds At Work" Award to Beaumont Unified School District

SACRAMENTO - "The Big Spin®" Show, airing this Saturday, December 6, 2003, will feature Assemblymember Russ Bogh who will present the Lottery's "Funds at Work" Award to Beaumont Unified School District in Beaumont. Despite the economic downturn...

Southern California | Supporting Education

December 5, 2003

Win a Total of $272,500 on "The Big Spin®" Show

SACRAMENTO - The California Lottery's "The Big Spin®" Show airs every Saturday in 12 television markets statewide. A total of $272,500 was won by contestants who appeared on the show airing Saturday, December 6, 2003. Betty Lavarda The "Fanta...

Winners Stories

November 26, 2003

$242,500 Awarded on California Lottery Game Show - Contestants on "The Big Spin®" Show Have Many Reasons to be Thankful

SACRAMENTO – The California Lottery's "The Big Spin®" Show airs every Saturday in 12 television markets statewide. A total of $242,500 was won by contestants who appeared on the show airing Saturday, November 29, 2003. "Aces High" is the newest g...

Winners Stories

November 21, 2003

State Controller Steve Westly Presents "Exceptional Educator" Award to Escondido Teacher

SACRAMENTO – "The Big Spin®" Show, airing this Saturday, November 22, 2003, will feature State Controller Steve Westly who will present the Lottery's "Exceptional Educator" Award to Connie Baumgardt Blackburn from Escondido.   Ms. Baumgar...

Southern California | Supporting Education

November 21, 2003

"The Big Spin®" Show Debuts its Newest Game "Aces High" - Contestants Win a Total of $257,500 on "The Big Spin®" Show

SACRAMENTO – "The Big Spin®" Show celebrates its 18th anniversary with Hollywood flair! This popular game show is the longest running lottery game show in television history, airing continuously since 1985. The show airs every Saturday in 12 tele...

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November 14, 2003

Television Legend Ed McMahon Presents "Hero in Education" Award to World War II Veteran

SACRAMENTO -- On this week's "The Big Spin®" Show, television legend, Ed McMahon presented Bob Watson with the California Lottery's "Hero in Education" award. McMahon appeared on television shows such as Bloopers and Practical Jokes and his own l...

Southern California | Supporting Education

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