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SCAM artists are getting even more creative in trying to rip you off. Several new tricks involve bogus claims that you have won a prize. CA Lottery’s Donna Cordova reveals the con and explains how to avoid falling victim.

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November 10, 2001

FANTASY 5 DREAM MACHINE CONTESTANTS WIN MORE THAN $400,000 ON THE BIG SPIN® SHOW

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "The Big Spin®" show airs Saturday, November 10, 2001, in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a total of $402,500.The finalist on the California Gold game this week was Shaun Pon...

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November 3, 2001

THE BIG SPIN® AWARDS MORE THAN $350,000 TO CONTESTANTS

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "The Big Spin®" show airs Saturday, November 3, 2001, in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a total of $360,000.The first finalist on the California Gold game this week was Rene...

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October 27, 2001

BIG SPIN CONTESTANTS WIN MORE THAN $350,000

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "The Big Spin®" show airs Saturday, October 27, 2001, in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a total of $367,500.Assemblymember Paul Koretz presented Janet Chapman, the principal...

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October 20, 2001

CONTESTANTS WIN MORE THAN $400,000 ON THE BIG SPIN® SHOW

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "The Big Spin®" show airs Saturday, October 20, 2001, in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a total of $442,500.Cloverdale residents Cheri Nicholson and Lohrie Pardue were award...

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October 13, 2001

FANTASY 5 CONTESTANTS WIN $220,000 ON THE BIG SPIN®

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "The Big Spin®" show airs Saturday, October 13, 2001, in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a total of $267,500.Fantasy 5 Dream Machine contestants won a total of $220,000 on th...

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October 6, 2001

Big Spin Contestant Wins First $3 Million Grand Prize

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "The Big Spin®" show airs Saturday, October 6, 2001, in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a total of $3,165,000.Jim Hess, a supervisor for a PVC pipe company from Stockton, mad...

Northern California | Winners Stories

September 22, 2001

BIG SPIN CONTESTANTS WIN QUARTER OF A MILLION DOLLARS

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "The Big Spin®" show airs Saturday, September 22, 2001, in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a total of $272,500.Assemblymember Herb Wesson presented Marion Collins, the princi...

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September 15, 2001

BIG SPIN CONTESTANTS WIN NEARLY $400,000

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "The Big Spin®" show airs Saturday, September 15, 2001, in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a total of $395,000.California Gold finalists won a total of $175,000 on this week'...

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September 10, 2001

General Contractor Claims One-third of $88 Million in Van Nuys

SACRAMENTO, September 10, 2001 -- Lottery officials announced one of the three winning tickets for last week's $88 million jackpot was claimed in Van Nuys this morning by Moshe Bar, a general contractor. Moshe who plays the lottery weekly won a third...

Southern California | Winners Stories

September 10, 2001

Lucky Jackpot Winner and Wife Win Again & Again & Again…

SACRAMENTO, September 10, 2001 -- After checking past winner records, Lottery officials found that Moshe Bar and his wife Zvia, who claimed $29.3 million earlier Monday in Van Nuys, have won at least a dozen prizes playing Lotto over the past sixteen...

Southern California | Winners Stories

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