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January 22, 2005

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January, 2005 | Winners Stories

Contestants on “The Big Spin®” Win More Than $120,000


SACRAMENTO – California Lottery players from across the state won a total of $125,500 on “The Big Spin®” show that aired Saturday, January 22, 2005.

This week “The Big Spin®” show introduced a new and exciting promotional game called “Cash Match,” where contestants have a chance to win a minimum cash prize of $1,000 to a maximum of $25,000. The first of two contestants on the “Cash Match” game was Troy Barret, a technician from Sacramento who won $2,000. The other contestant was Kathy Palone an accountant from Salinas who was pleased to go home with $1,000. The game’s grand finale will be after six different “Cash Match” games are played and the player with the highest number wins the $25,000 jackpot.

Brenda Rincon from Paramount spun the wheel for her husband Fernando Rincon who purchased his Big Spin Scratchers® ticket at Liquor & Food in San Jose and uncovered Spin-Spin-Spin when he scratched it. After spinning the largest lottery wheel in the world, Mrs. Rincon won $75,000, and said, “It was awesome to spin the wheel and we plan to buy a home with our winnings.”

Bringing this week’s show to exhilarating finish in the “Aces High” game was Christopher Greene, a casino employee from Susanville, who bought his Big Spin Scratchers® ticket at Susanville Supermarket in Susanville and won $25,000.

Name City Amount
Fernando Rincon Paramount $75,000
Christopher Greene Susanville $25,000
Other Aces High Contestants   $22,500
Troy Barret Sacramento $2,000
Kathy Palone Salinas $1,000
  TOTAL $125,500

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