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December 11, 1999

First Ticket Ever Bought Wins Contestant $150,000

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "Big Spin® 2000" show airs Saturday, December 11, 1999 in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a total of $390,000."I told you, I told you," said the mother of Lakeisha Tobias...

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December 4, 1999

Palo Alto Resident Becomes 350th Millionaire On Big Spin® 2000 Show - Assembly Member Herb J. Wesson, Jr. Awards "Hero In Education"

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "Big Spin® 2000" show airs Saturday, December 4, 1999 in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a total of $1,267,500.Benjamin Flores, a cook from Palo Alto, had a winning Scrat...

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November 27, 1999

Contestants Give Thanks For $225,000 In Prizes

SACRAMENTO - California Lottery's "Big Spin® 2000" show airs Saturday, November 27, 1999 in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a total of $225,000.Two contestants played the Fantasy 5 TM...

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November 23, 1999

GAME SHOW CLAIMS CHALLENGED

SACRAMENTO - The multi-million dollar game show wars are heating up. Fox Television is backing down on its claims of offering the largest prizes in TV history, after being challenged by the California Lottery®. Contestants of the Lottery's "Big S...

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November 20, 1999

Big Spin® 2000 Contestants Are Thankful for More Than $300,000 in Prizes

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "Big Spin® 2000" show airs Saturday November 20, 1999 in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a total of $317,500.Mario Pena, a car salesperson of Los Angeles had a winning Sc...

Winners Stories

November 13, 1999

Fantasy 5™ Contestants Win Combined Total Of $170,000

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "Big Spin® 2000" show airs Saturday November 13, 1999 in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a total of $297,500.Mario Rodriguez, a Landscaper from Petaluma had a winning Scr...

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November 6, 1999

Brawley Resident Wins $1 Million - Actor Ricardo Montalban Presents "Hero In Education" Award, And The New "High Rollers" Game Debuts

SACRAMENTO -- The new California Lottery's "Big Spin® 2000" show airs Saturday November 6, 1999 in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a total of $1,167,500.A special appearance by film star Ricardo Montalban...

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October 30, 1999

Lucky Silver Dollar Brings Retired Army Master Sergeant $65,000 - Latest Weekly Grand Winner To Be Announced

SACRAMENTO -- The California Lottery's "Big Spin® 2000" show airs Saturday October 30, 1999 in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a total of $1,322,500. The newest Weekly Grand winner who will receive $1,000...

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October 23, 1999

October "Big Spin® 2000" Contestants Scares Up $415,000

SACRAMENTO -- The California Lottery's "Big Spin® 2000" show airs Saturday October 23, 1999 in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a total of $415,000.Fantasy 5™ contestants Joseph Judge, a retired stock broke...

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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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