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June 10, 2004

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June, 2004 | Winners Stories



SACRAMENTO – Twenty-one California Lottery players from across the state combine their luck to win $195,000 on “The Big Spin®” show that aired Saturday, June 12, 2004.

The only player to challenge the “Fantasy 5 Dream Machine” was Don Jackson from Gardena.   Jackson plays Fantasy 5 at Marty’s Liquorama in Williams.  “I plan to pay off bills and donate to charity,” he said after winning $75,000.

From the first group of ten to play “Aces High,” Jacqueline Melendez from Monterey Park won the right to spin the wheel.  The pastry chef spun the wheel for $50,000 and said, “I never thought I would get to spin the wheel.”  After buying a new car, paying off her debt and helping her family with her winnings, Melendez will probably still shop at Old Gold Liquor & Food Store in Victorville where she bought her lucky ticket.

When ten more “Aces High” contestants competed, Maria Zamora, a disabled services employee from Escondido emerged victorious.  Zamora, who bought her Big Spin Scratchers® ticket at Price Mission Liquor in Escondido, spun the wheel for $25,000.  Zamora plans to use her winnings for her children’s education.

Name City Amount
Don Jackson Gardena $75,000
Jacqueline Melendez Monterey Park $50,000
Maria Zamora Escondido $25,000
Other Aces High Contestants   $45,000
  TOTAL $195,000

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