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July 16, 2004

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July, 2004 | Winners Stories

Contestants on “The Big Spin®” Show Win More Than $540,000


edwardSACRAMENTO – Contestants from across the state won a total of $542,500 during this weekend’s “The Big Spin®” show.

From the “Aces High” round, Edward Fleming, a retiree from Claremont won the right to spin the wheel.  Fleming, who bought his Big Spin Scratchers® ticket at Bourbon Street Liquor in Claremont, spun the wheel for $225,000 and said, “I plan to share my winnings with my family.”

connieThe first player at the “Fantasy 5 Dream Machine” was Connie Lejano, a retiree from Carson, who was happy to win $75,000.  Lejano plans to invest and pay bills with winnings from the ticket she purchased at Royal Donuts in Carson.  The second player to step up to the “Fantasy 5 Dream Machine” was Bernard Martinsen from San Jose who won $75,000.  Martinsen, who bought his ticket at Royal Liquors in San Jose, plans to travel to Canada with his winnings.

Finishing the “Fantasy 5 Dream Machine” lucky streak was James Bocanegra of Pasadena.   Bocanegra, who bought his ticket at J & F Liquor in Los Angeles, won $70,000 in prize money and plans to take a vacation with his winnings.  Concluding the excitement was Georgina Gaal from Norwalk, who went directly to the wheel and won $75,000.  Gaal bought a Big Spin Scratchers® ticket at Century Marina Liquor in Los Angeles and scratched it to reveal Spin-Spin-Spin.

Name City Amount
Edward Fleming Claremont $225,000
Connie Lejano Carson $75,000
John Hall Lincoln $75,000
Georgina Gaal Norwalk $75,000
James Bocanegra Pasadena $70,000
Other Aces High Contestants   $22,500
  TOTAL $542,500

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