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November 6, 2004

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November, 2004 | Winners Stories

Seal Beach Man Wins $1 Million on “The Big Spin®” Show


SACRAMENTO – California Lottery players from across the state won a total of $1,207,500 on “The Big Spin®” show that aired Saturday, November 6, 2004.

Herbert Theodore from Seal Beach was the lucky winner who moved from the “Aces High” game to the big wheel and won BIG! The fun began when Theodore, a retiree, spun the wheel and the ball landed in the $1 million slot…making him California’s latest millionaire! Theodore said, “This is great! Last night, I kept praying and praying!” Theodore will continue to shop at the Lampson Liquor in Garden Grove where he bought his lucky ticket and plans to take a nice vacation and share the wealth with his family.

The first player at the “Fantasy 5 Dream Machine” was Alberta Martinez, a nursery employee from New Hall, who was happy to win $70,000. Martinez purchased her ticket at Valencia Liquor in Santa Clarita. Martinez plans to use her winnings towards home repairs and a new car. The second player to step up to the “Fantasy 5 Dream Machine” was Gregg Dolan, a painter from Lancaster who won $65,000. Dolan, who bought his ticket at Cliff’s Liquor in Lancaster, plans to invest and travel with his winnings. Finishing the “Fantasy 5 Dream Machine” lucky streak was Naomi Austin, a school aide from Cerritos. Austin, who bought her ticket at Artesia Liquor in Cerritos, won $50,000 in prize money and plans to pay bills and go on a long vacation with her winnings.

Name City Amount
Herbert Theodore Seal Beach $1,000,000
Alberta Martinez New Hall $70,000
Gregg Dolan Lancaster $65,000
Naomi Austin Cerritos $50,000
Other Aces High Contestants   $22,500
  TOTAL $1,207,500

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