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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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June 1, 2001

Wayne Marcelin Receives "Hero in Education" Award

SACRAMENTO - Actor Ron Masak presented Wayne Marcelin, from Alameda County, with California Lottery's "Hero In Education" award on the "The Big Spin®" show that airs June 2, 2001. Marcelin spends many hours at Kennedy Elementary School in Newark...

Northern California | Supporting Education

May 26, 2001

Los Angeles Resident Wins More Than $2 Million

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "The Big Spin®" show airs Saturday, May 26, 2001, in 12 television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a combined total of $2,277,500. Contestant, Noe Carranza of Los Angeles, progressed to th...

Southern California | Winners Stories

May 19, 2001

Winning Ticket Lost Then Found Many Months Later

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "Big Spin®" show airs Saturday, May 19, 2001, in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a combined total of $140,000, including two winners of Harley-Davidson motorcycles. Many...

Winners Stories

May 12, 2001

"Twice As Grand" Contestants Play For More Than $2 Million

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "Big Spin®" show airs Saturday, May 12, 2001, in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a combined total of $95,000. Shirley Bennett of Van Nuys said she was so excited when she...

Winners Stories

May 5, 2001

The "Big Spin®" Show Returns With A New Look And A New Game

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "Big Spin®" show airs Saturday, May 5, 2001, in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a combined total of $112,500. The Big Spin® show has returned with a flashy new look and a...

Winners Stories

May 4, 2001

Robin Sortman Receives "Hero in Education" Award

SACRAMENTO - Actress Marla Gibbs presented Robin Sortman, from Sacramento, with California Lottery's "Hero In Education" award on the "Big Spin®" show that airs May 5, 2001. Robin Sortman has been volunteering at Jefferson Elementary School in Sa...

Northern California | Supporting Education

April 30, 2001

"Orlando Market" Named Lottery's July 2001 Retailer of the Month

SACRAMENTO -- The California Lottery announced Orlando Market in Stockton as California Lottery's Retailer of the Month for July, 2001. The ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, May 3rd at 10:30 a.m. and it will be held at Orlando Market, 2201 Sout...

Northern California | Media Advisories and Events

April 28, 2001

Pacoima Resident Wins $225,000

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "Big Spin® 2000" show airs Saturday, April 28, 2001, in twelve television markets statewide where contestants won a total of $417,500. Two winners of Harley-Davidson motorcycles will be announced on this week's...

Winners Stories

April 21, 2001

Fantasy 5 Contestant Wins Twice Playing The Dream Machine

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "Big Spin® 2000" show airs Saturday, April 21, 2001, in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a combined total of $367,500. "I want to pay off the mortgage to my house and give...

Winners Stories

April 14, 2001

Sylmar Resident Wins $90,000 On Big Spin® 2000 Show Actress Dawn Wells Presents "Hero In Education" Award

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "Big Spin® 2000" show airs Saturday, April 14, 2001, in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a combined total of $217,500. Jack Proctor is well known at Boulder Creek School i...

Northern California | Supporting Education

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