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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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January 1, 2000

"Big Spin® 2000" Contestants Celebrate New Year With $387,500!!!

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "Big Spin® 2000" show airs Saturday, January 1, 2000 in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a total of $387,500."I’m going to take a vacation with my whole family, we need one,"...

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December 25, 1999

Holiday Cheer Brings Big Spin® 2000 Contestants A Combined Total Of $230,000

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "Big Spin® 2000" show airs Saturday, December 25, 1999 in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a total of $230,000.California Gold contestants took a trip to the gold mine win...

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December 18, 1999

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SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "Big Spin® 2000" show hosted it's "Hero In Education" segment on this week's show. Margaret McOsker, a resident at Atrium Retirement Home, will be turning 96 years old this month. She decided she was not ready t...

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December 18, 1999

Los Angeles Homemaker Wins $100,000! Actor Joe E. Tata Presents "Hero In Education" Award

SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "Big Spin® 2000" show airs Saturday, December 18, 1999 in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a total of $262,500.Margaret McOsker, a resident at Atrium Retirement Home, will...

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December 16, 1999

California Lottery Commission Elects Chairman

Sacramento - David Rosenberg, an attorney and Yolo County Supervisor, was elected Chairman today by the California Lottery Commission at their monthly meeting in Sacramento. Former Senator Robert Beverly was elected Vice-Chairman.The California L...

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December 14, 1999

California Lottery Releases Report on Who Plays the Lottery

SACRAMENTO, December 14, 1999 - The California Lottery today released a summary of research findings on demographic characteristics of lottery players.The research shows that, contrary to what some people think, lottery players reflect the popula...

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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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