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October 22, 1999

LUCKY PENNY FOUND AT BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION BRINGS LUCK TO EL CAJON FAMILY

WHAT: Press conference for the winners of the $8 million jackpot from last Wednesday's draw. An El Cajon family comes forward to claim their $8 million SuperLotto jackpot. WHEN: Friday, October 22, 1999 at 4:00 p.m. WHERE: San Diego Distr...

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October 16, 1999

"BIG SPIN® 2000" CONTESTANTS WIN $227,500

SACRAMENTO -- The new California Lottery's "Big Spin® 2000" show airs Saturday October 16, 1999 in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a total of $227,500. "It's amazing," said Joseph Aurelio, a printer from T...

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October 9, 1999

Sacramento Fantasy 5 Dream Machine Contestant Wins $95,000

SACRAMENTO -- The California Lottery's "Big Spin® 2000" show airs Saturday October 9, 1999 in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a total of $245,000.Sacramento resident, Ben Carr was the lone Fantasy 5...

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October 2, 1999

California Gold Contestant From El Monte Wins $100,000

SACRAMENTO -- The new California Lottery's "Big Spin® 2000" show airs Saturday October 2, 1999 in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a total of $287,500. Eva Velasquez from El Monte isn't sure what she's goin...

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September 25, 1999

Garden Grove Resident Celebrates 50th Anniversary With $100,000 Debra Jo Rupp Presents "Hero In Education" Award

SACRAMENTO -- The new California Lottery's "Big Spin® 2000" show airs Saturday September 25, 1999 in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a total of $272,500.With her desire to help children achieve excellence,...

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September 18, 1999

Contestants Win $233,500 On "Big Spin® 2000" Show

SACRAMENTO -- The new California Lottery's "Big Spin® 2000" show airs Saturday September 18, 1999 in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a total of $233,500."When I found out I was going to the show, I about j...

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September 15, 1999

San Pedro Business Receives Lottery's Top Honor "Mr. C's Liquor" Named Lottery's Retailer of the Year

Sacramento--The California Lottery announced today that San Pedro's Mr. C's Liquor, owned by Bill and Mary Chan, has been named California Lottery's Retailer of the Year. A special presentation will be held at Mr. C's Liquor, 1925 S. Pacific Aven...

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September 11, 1999

Two California Gold Contestants Triple Their Win Weekly Grand Winner Announced

SACRAMENTO -- The new California Lottery's "Big Spin® 2000" show airs Saturday September 11, 1999 in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a total of $1,320,000, including the announcement of the latest Weekly G...

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September 4, 1999

Contestants Win Over $205,000 On "Big Spin® 2000"

SACRAMENTO -- The new California Lottery's "Big Spin® 2000" show airs Saturday September 4, 1999 in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a total of 205,500."I always knew deep in my heart I'd get to the "Big Sp...

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August 28, 1999

Contestants Win Over Half A Million Dollars

SACRAMENTO -- The new California Lottery's "Big Spin® 2000" show airs Saturday August 28, 1999 in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a total of $597,500.Ron McMurray, a restoration contractor from West Hills,...

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