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December 11, 2004

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December, 2004 | Winners Stories

Contestants Win a Total of $247,500 on “The Big Spin®” Show


SACRAMENTO – Contestants from across the state won a total of $247,500 during this weekend’s “The Big Spin®” show.

The first player at the “Fantasy 5 Dream Machine” was Rochelle “Bunny” Williams, a foster parent from Highland, who was greatful to win $75,000. Ms. Williams, who buys her tickets at Cee Vee’s Liquor in Highland, said, “I’m going  to take an awesome vacation to Mexico.” The second player to step up to the “Fantasy 5 Dream Machine” was Manuelita Saligo, a certified nurse from San Francisco who won $65,000. Ms. Saligo, who bought her ticket at Mid City Market in Daly City, plans to travel to the Philippines with her winnings.

Finishing the “Fantasy 5 Dream Machine” lucky streak was Elizabeth Osburn, a teacher from Vacaville. Ms. Osburn, who won $45,000, bought her ticket at Vacaville U-Save Liquors in Vacaville, and plans to pay bills and go on a long vacation with her winnings.

From the “Aces High” round, Haidi Kassamanian, a Glendale resident, won the right to spin the wheel. Kassamanian is no stranger to good fortune. In May of 2000, he won $70,000 on the Fantasy 5 Dream Machine. Kassamanian, who bought his Big Spin Scratchers® ticket at Von’s Grocery in Montrose, spun the wheel for $40,000. “This is wonderful! Now I can afford to pay off my car,” said Kassamanian.    

Name City Amount
Rochelle Williams Highland $75,000
Manuelita Saligo San Francisco $65,000
Elizabeth Osburn Vacaville $45,000
Haidi Kassamanian Glendale $40,000
Other Aces High Contestants $22,500
  TOTAL $247,500


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