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July 3, 2003

Contestants Win a Total of $302,500 on "The Big Spin®" Show

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "The Big Spin®" show airs every Saturday in 12 television markets statewide. A total of $302,500 was won by contestants who appeared on Saturday's, July 5, 2003 show. The "Fantasy 5 Dream Machine" contestants wo...

Winners Stories

June 28, 2003

Contestants Win a Total of $217,500 on "The Big Spin®" Show

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "The Big Spin®" show airs every Saturday in 12 television markets statewide. A total of $217,500 was won by contestants who appeared on Saturday’s, June 28, 2003 show. Gregoria Brewer The "Fantasy 5 Dream Mac...

Winners Stories

June 24, 2003

California Lottery Conducts "Big Spin Sunday" Sweepstakes Shows at County Fairs, Winners Get a Chance at $10,000 and a Suzuki ATV

For the first time in its history, the California Lottery will conduct "Big Spin Sunday" Sweepstakes shows at some of California's County Fairs. Fairgoers will have a chance to win prizes by spinning "The Big Spin" prize wheel, or playing the Fan...

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June 23, 2003

Senator Mike Machado presented Robert Mitchell with the California Lottery's Exceptional Educator Award on "The Big Spin®" show

SACRAMENTO -- Since April of 2001, the California Lottery has presented the "Exceptional Educator" awards on "The Big Spin®" television show. This week’s show aired Saturday, June 21, 2003, in twelve television markets statewide. Mike Machado...

Northern California | Supporting Education

June 20, 2003

Contestants Win a Total of $485,000 on "The Big Spin®" Show

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "The Big Spin®" show airs every Saturday in 12 television markets statewide. A total of $485,000 was won by contestants who appeared on Saturday’s, June 21, 2003 show. There were two contestants that tried to wi...

Winners Stories

June 13, 2003

Contestants Win a Total of $307,500 on "The Big Spin®" Show

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "The Big Spin®" show airs every Saturday in 12 television markets statewide. A total of $307,500 was won by contestants who appeared on Saturday's, June 14, 2003 show. Linda Haigler The Spin-Spin-Spin contest...

Winners Stories

June 6, 2003

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SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "The Big Spin®" show airs every Saturday in twelve television markets statewide. A total of $537,500 was won by contestants who appeared on Saturday's, June 7, 2003 show. Walter Ott The "Fantasy 5 Dream Machi...

Winners Stories

June 6, 2003

Assemblymember Ron Calderon Presents California Lottery's Exceptional Educator Award to Montebello Teacher

SACRAMENTO -- Since April of 2001 the California Lottery has presented the "Exceptional Educator" awards on "The Big Spin®" television show. This week's show aired Saturday, June 7, 2003, in twelve television markets statewide. Ron Calderon an...

Southern California | Supporting Education

May 30, 2003

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SACRAMENTO -- Since March of 1999 the California Lottery has presented the "Heroes in Education" awards on "The Big Spin®" television show. This week's show airs Saturday, May 31, 2003, in twelve television markets statewide. James McDonald...

Northern California | Supporting Education

May 30, 2003

Contestants Win a Total of $237,500 on "The Big Spin®" Show

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "The Big Spin®" show airs every Saturday in twelve television markets statewide. A total of $237,500 was won by contestants who appeared on Saturday's, May 31, 2003 show. Robert West The Spin-Spin-Spin contes...

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