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November 15, 2002

Actress Maree Cheatham Presents California Lottery's Hero in Education Award to Myrtle Walkley

SACRAMENTO — California Lottery's "The Big Spin®" show airs Saturday, November 16, 2002, in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show win a total of $167,500. Actress Maree Cheatham presented Myrtle Walkley with the Cal...

Northern California | Supporting Education

November 8, 2002

CALIFORNIANS WIN $252,500 ON THIS WEEK'S SHOW

SACRAMENTO — California Lottery's "The Big Spin®" show airs Saturday, November 9, 2002, in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a total of $252,500. Senator Joe Dunn presented Stephanie Jurman Scott with the Ca...

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November 1, 2002

SAN JOSE WOMAN WINS MORE THAN $2 MILLION

SACRAMENTO — California Lottery's "The Big Spin®" show airs Saturday, November 2, 2002, in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a total of $2,347,500. Lupe Gonzales"Weekly Payday Raceway" contestant Lupe G...

Northern California | Winners Stories

October 25, 2002

ACTOR ALFONSO RIBEIRO PRESENTS CALIFORNIA LOTTERY'S HERO IN EDUCATION AWARD TO PHIL FRIEDMAN

SACRAMENTO — California Lottery's "The Big Spin®" show airs Saturday, October 26, 2002, in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show win a total of $190,000. Actor Alfonso Ribeiro presented Phil Friedman with the Califo...

Southern California | Supporting Education

October 18, 2002

CONTESTANTS WIN $150,000 ON THE BIG SPIN® SHOW

SACRAMENTO — California Lottery's "The Big Spin®" show airs Saturday, October 19, 2002, in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show win a total of $150,000. The Fantasy 5 contestant appearing on this week's show is Ho...

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October 11, 2002

CONTESTANTS WIN $230,000 ON THE BIG SPIN® SHOW

SACRAMENTO — California Lottery's "The Big Spin®" show airs Saturday, October 12, 2002, in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show win a total of $230,000. Gloria Valentine Fantasy 5 Dream Machine contestants win a...

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October 10, 2002

Group Of 30 Aerospace Employees Claim Half of $82 Million Jackpot

SACRAMENTO, October 10, 2002 — Lottery officials announced that 30 Gulfstream employees came forward to claim half of Wednesday's SuperLotto Plus jackpot of $82 million. The group captain, Betty Plunkett who organizes the player group said," It's...

Southern California | Winners Stories

October 7, 2002

Downey Teacher Receives "Exceptional Educator Award"

SACRAMENTO — California Lottery's "The Big Spin®" show airs Saturday, October 5, 2002, in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show win a total of $150,000. Assemblymember Sally Havice presented Gayla Rudolph-Emerson wi...

Southern California | Supporting Education

October 7, 2002

Lightening Strikes Fourth Winner at BlueBirds Daily Derby Record Prize Won at Lucky Lotto Retailer

SACRAMENTO, October 7, 2002 -- Lottery officials announced that Emery Worlwide employee, Bill Copeland won more than $1 Million playing the Lottery's Daily Derby game. Copeland who was on his way to work stopped to pick-up tickets at lucky retail...

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October 6, 2002

$82 MILLION SUPERLotto PLUS JACKPOT UP FOR GRABS...WHO'S NEXT?

SACRAMENTO, October 6, 2002 -- Lottery officials announced the SuperLotto Plus jackpot for Wednesday, October 9, 2002 at $82 million. "Somewhere in California is the next SuperLotto Plus winner," said Lottery Director Joan Wilson. "The jackpot is...

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