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February 12, 2005

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February, 2005 | Winners Stories

Contestants Win a Total of $297,500 on “The Big Spin®” Show


Felix LunaSACRAMENTO – Contestants from across the state won a total of $297,500 during this weekend’s “The Big Spin®” show.

From the “Aces High” round, Felix Luna, a tire technician from Modesto, won the right to spin “The Big Spin” wheel. Luna bought his Big Spin Scratchers® ticket at Golden West Grocery in Modesto and uncovered TV Show -TV Show -TV Show and went directly to “The Big Spin” show and spun the wheel for $75,000! “I’m going to take my mother on a cruise and also use this money to celebrate my 25th wedding anniversary,” said Luna.

Evelyn PerkinsThe first player at the “Fantasy 5 Dream Machine” was Evelyn Perkins, a postal employee from Sacramento, who was thrilled to win $70,000. Ms. Perkins, who buys her tickets at Bel Air Market in Rocklin, said, “I’m going to use this money towards my retirement and take trip to Alaska with my brothers and sisters.” The second player was Kathleen Barnes, a retiree from Santa Monica who won $65,000. Ms. Barnes, who bought her ticket at Long’s Drugs in Los Angeles, plans to travel to Cancun with her winnings. Finishing the “Fantasy 5 Dream Machine” segment was Judy Foster from Tracy . Ms. Foster, who won $65,000, bought her ticket at 7-Eleven in Tracy, and plans to use her winnings towards her son’s college education.
Name City Amount
Felix Luna Modesto $75,000
Evelyn Perkins Sacramento $70,000
Kathleen Barnes Santa Monica $65,000
Judy Foster Tracy $65,000
Other Aces High Contestants   $22,500
  TOTAL $297,500


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