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December 8, 2001

BUTTONWILLOW MAN WINS MORE THAN $2 MILLION

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "The Big Spin®" show airs Saturday, December 8, 2001, in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a total of $2,372,500."Twice As Grand" contestant Marcial Carrera, a tractor driver f...

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December 1, 2001

TWO CALIFORNIANS WIN $75,000 EACH

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "The Big Spin®" show airs Saturday, December 1, 2001, in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a total of $190,000.This week's finalist at the California Gold game was Sydney Chew,...

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November 24, 2001

SECOND FINALIST DECIDED FOR TWICE AS GRAND GAME

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "The Big Spin®" show airs Saturday, November 24, 2001, in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a total of $100,000.This week's finalist at the California Gold game was Delia Cabre...

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November 17, 2001

Los Angeles Music Executive Receives "Hero in Education" Award

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "The Big Spin®" show airs Saturday, November 17, 2001, in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a total of $117,500.Music publishing executive Tom Sturges was awarded the Californi...

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November 13, 2001

PRIMM VALLEY Lotto STORE TO RECEIVE LOTTERY'S TOP AWARD

SACRAMENTO --Primm Valley Lotto Store at the California/Nevada border is the California Lottery's 2001 Retailer of the Year. California Lottery Director Joan Wilson will present the Primm Valley Lotto Store representative from the Primmadonna Corp, a...

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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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