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August 19, 2002

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August, 2002 | Lottery Performance



Sacramento, August 19, 2002 — Lottery officials announced the estimated SuperLotto Plus jackpot for Wednesday night's draw at $84 million. "This is a very exciting time at the California Lottery," stated Joan Wilson, Director of the California Lottery, "and one of the exciting aspects is that California's schools will get an additional $52 million from this jackpot!"

A single jackpot winner of $84 million would receive 26 annual payments with the first payment equaling approximately $2.1 million and the 26th payment being approximately $4.28 million before taxes. The estimated cash value would equal roughly half of the jackpot, $42 million or the amount the Lottery would invest to payout the jackpot prize over 26 years. In the event of the death of a winner, the full prize is paid to the estate of the winner. California's schools will get $52 million from this jackpot and all the rolls associated with it. A retailer who sells the winning ticket would receive 1/2 of 1% of the jackpot as a bonus for selling the winning ticket. A single winning ticket would yield $420,000 for the retailer.

On February 16, 2002 the largest jackpot in California Lottery history reached $193 million and was won by 3 winning tickets from Orange, Half Moon Bay and Montebello. On June 23, 2001 the second largest jackpot in California Lottery history reached $141 million and was won by a single winning ticket. Alcario Castellano of San Jose, California became the record-breaking highest individual jackpot winner of $141 million.

SuperLotto Plus can be played at more than 18,000 retail business establishments around the state. The SuperLotto Plus draw takes place each Wednesday and Saturday night at 7:58 p.m. Players can purchase tickets until 7:45 p.m. on the night of the draw.

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