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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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December 24, 2001

LOTTERY CLARIFIES SCRATCHERS® PRODCEDURE ANNOUNCES "GOOD FAITH" PROMOTION

SACRAMENTO - Officials at the California State Lottery announced today that aggressive steps were taken several months ago to ensure the fairness of prize distribution in its Scratchers® games. The changes were following the discovery that some S...

Consumer Protection

December 21, 2001

Lottery's Response to Scratchers® and Top Prize Issue

The public should feel absolutely confident that every Scratchers® game currently on the market still has top prizes that have not been claimed. The Lottery can confidently say this because significant changes were immediately taken to ensure th...

Consumer Protection

December 15, 2001

LOS ANGELES STUDENT WINS $1,000,000 ON "THE BIG SPIN®"

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "The Big Spin®" show airs Saturday, December 15, 2001, in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a total of $1,082,500.An Orange County pediatrician, Dr. Paul Qaqundah, was awarded...

Southern California | Winners Stories

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...

Winners Stories

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...

Winners Stories

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...

Southern California | Media Advisories and Events

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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