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June 21, 2002

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June, 2002 | Winners Stories



SACRAMENTO -- California Lottery's "The Big Spin®" show airs Saturday, June 22, 2002, in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show win a total of $372,500.

Carl Pruett
Carl Pruett

Fantasy 5 Dream Machine contestants win a total of $225,000 on this week's show. The first contestant appearing on this week's show is Carl Pruett, a printing plant bindery manager from La Habra. Pruett wins $85,000 and he explained his plans for the money, "I will travel to North Carolina to visit family." Pruett bought his lucky ticket at The Liquory in Whittier. Next up at the Dream Machine is Undre Skidmore, a construction worker from Oakland who bought his ticket at Pak N Save in Oakland wins $75,000. "I'll send my mom on a vacation with this money," said Skidmore.

Wayne Vanderpluyn
Wayne Vanderpluyn

The last contestant at the Dream Machine is Wayne Vanderpluyn, an employee of McCormick spices from Salinas. Vanderpluyn wins $65,000 and plans to help out his family with his winnings. Vanderpluyn bought his winning ticket at Quick Stop Market in Salinas. Dream Machine players have up to five chances to launch one ball at a time into one of the five bins in the pinball-type game, each bin representing a cash amount. Prizes are cumulative, but only one ball may land in each bin to claim the prize amount. Players appearing on this segment qualify by mailing an entry form to the Lottery when $5 of Fantasy 5 games are purchased on one playslip.

Randall Doran
Randall Doran

The lone Spin-Spin-Spin contestant on this week's show is Randall Doran, an off shore oil field worker from Paso Robles who wins $75,000. Doran explained, "I plan to use the money to travel and buy a new car." Doran purchased his ticket at Beacon in Paso Robles.

The contestant that wins a chance to spin the prize wheel from the California Gold elimination round is Fred Cordova, a truck driver from Fresno, who wins $50,000. "I would like to use this money to help my grandchildren go to school and take a vacation," said Cordova who purchased his ticket at Didier Liquor in Fresno. The second runner-up from this California Gold round is Louis Turner, a production assistant at a bank from Los Angeles, who wins $5,000.

California Gold is another way to get to the wheel on "The Big Spin" show. The game starts with 10 contestants whose Big Spin Scratchers® tickets each revealed three "TV SHOW" symbols on one ticket. When instructed, each player pushes down a "detonator" to reveal a prize ranging from $1,750 to $4,000. Two of those contestants will reveal gold nuggets and advance to the second round of play. Once there, they compete to see who can get the closest to 10 units of "gold nuggets" in their mining car without going over. The winner of this round goes to "The Big Spin" prize wheel, while the other contestant wins $5,000.

The California Lottery sells its products through a network of more than 18,000 outlets statewide. The Lottery provides 52 percent of its revenues to players as prizes, 34.7 percent to public schools and 13.3 percent for administrative expenses, which includes 6.8 percent for retailer commissions. Since 1985, the Lottery has raised more than $13 billion for public schools. The Lottery's contribution equals approximately 2 percent of the state's total education budget. "The Big Spin®" is the longest running Lottery game show in the country, airing continuously since 1985.


Carl Pruett La Habra $85,000
Undre Skidmore Oakland $75,000
Randall Doran Paso Robles $75,000
Wayne Vanderpluyn Salinas $65,000
Fred Cordova Fresno $50,000
Other California Gold Contestants $22,500
TOTAL      $372,500
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