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March 26, 2004

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March, 2004 | Winners Stories

Contestants on “The Big Spin®” Win More Than $300,000


SACRAMENTO – The California Lottery’s “The Big Spin®” show, having aired Saturday, March 27, 2004, made some very happy Californians $322,500 richer.

Tammie Parrot, from Cudahy, wins $90,000 playing “Fantasy 5 Dream Machine”One of these happy players was Tammie Parrot, a chauffeur from Cudahy, who looks forward to driving straight to the bank to deposit her $90,000 “Fantasy 5 Dream Machine” winnings.  Parrot purchased her ticket at Rainbow Liquor in Bell Gardens.  The next player to challenge the “Fantasy 5 Dream Machine” and win $80,000 was Goran Pavich, a businessman from San Pedro.  Pavich, who bought his ticket at 7-Eleven in Torrance plans on sharing his good fortune with other members of his family.  Completing the “Fantasy 5 Dream Machine” winning streak was Sam Confectioner, a teacher consultant from Fresno.   Confectioner, who bought his ticket at Circle Six Food Store in Fresno, brought home $55,000 in prize money.  However, he will be there temporarily before jetting off to Greece for fun and relaxation!

Goran Pavich, from San Pedro, wins $80,000 playing “Fantasy 5 Dream Machine”Michelle Gliko, a student from Roseville and Cleveland Johnson, a hospital employee from San Leandro “came up aces” in the first round of “Aces High.”  In round two, Gliko won a chance to spin the wheel and ultimately walked away with $75,000.   Gliko, who bought her “Big Spin Scratchers®“ ticket at 7-Eleven in Roseville said she looks forward to “buying a new car and going to college.”   Also walking away with some additional pocket change was Johnson who was delighted to win $5,000 in prize money.

“The Big Spin®” show is just one of the many entertainment choices offered by the California Lottery, resulting in cash prizes to players and supplemental funding for California’s public schools.  For three consecutive years, the Lottery has contributed $1 billion to public education and is on course to meeting this goal for year four.

Winner’s Summary

Tammie Parrot Cudahy $90,000
Goran Pavich San Pedro $80,000
Michelle Gliko Roseville $75,000
Sam Confectioner Fresno $55,000
Other Aces High Contestants   $22,500
  TOTAL $322,500

How to play “Fantasy 5 Dream Machine”
Contestants on the “Fantasy 5 Dream Machine” game have up to five chances to launch a ball into one of the five bins in the pinball-type game.  Each bin represents a cash amount.  Prizes are cumulative, but only one ball may land in each bin to claim the prize amount.  Contestants appearing on this segment qualify by mailing an entry form to the Lottery after purchasing $5 of Fantasy 5 games on one playslip.

How to play “Aces High”
“Aces High” replaced “California Gold” and is the newest game on “The Big Spin®” show.  Ten “Aces High” contestants will either win a dollar amount ranging from $1,750 to $4,000 or get one of two “Ace” cards.  The two contestants who end up with an “Ace” card advance to the second round.  The object of the second round is to get a better hand than the opponent, the best hand being four of a kind.  The contestant with the lower hand wins $5,000 and the contestant with the higher hand goes on to spin the wheel, for a chance to win $3 million!

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