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July 30, 2005

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July, 2005 | Winners Stories

Contestants Win More Than a Quarter Million Dollars on “The Big Spin®” Show


Pat DeOliveiraSACRAMENTO – California Lottery players were excited to win a total of $292,500 on “The Big Spin®” show that aired Saturday, July 30, 2005.

Sam Brookman a bus driver from Chatsworth was the first contestant on this week’s show to win at the “Fantasy 5 Dream Machine.”  Brookman won $80,000 in 2004 playing the “Fantasy 5 Dream Machine.”  In his return to the show, he assigned his niece, Martha Navar, to play for him.  Navar won her uncle $70,000!

Continuing the excitement at the “Fantasy 5 Dream Machine” was Pat DeOliveira, a retiree from Roseville who also won $70,000.  “I’ll use this money for my 30th wedding anniversary party,” said DeOliveira.  She purchased her tickets at Woodcreek Oaks AM/PM in Roseville.

Wrapping up the “Fantasy 5 Dream Machine” excitement was Tony Gudino from Los Angeles who won $65,000.  “I had a great time! I plan to take a trip to London with my winnings,” said Gudino.  He purchased his tickets at Rocky Liquor in Pasadena.

Ana MillanMaria Fregoso, a receptionist from Kerman was the contestant who won the opportunity to spin the wheel from the “Aces High” round.  Ms. Fregoso, who bought her Big Spin Scratchers® ticket at Kerman Food Market, spun the wheel for $40,000.  “This is great! Now I can use these winnings towards a down payment on a home,” said Fregoso.

Ending the show was Ana Millan, a secretary from Glendale who had her father Jose Ruiz spin the wheel in her place.  Ruiz won his daughter $25,000.  Ms. Millan, who purchased her Big Spin Scratchers® ticket at Hope’s Liquor in Los Angeles, uncovered Spin-Spin-Spin which earned her a direct trip to the wheel. “I’m happy that my dad had lots of fun,” said Millan.

Name City Amount
Sam Brookman Chatsworth $70,000
Pat DeOliveira Roseville $70,000
Tony Gudino Los Angeles $65,000
Maria Fregoso Kerman $40,000
Ana Millan Glendale $25,000
Other Aces High Contestants   $22,500
  TOTAL $292,500


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