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September 18, 1999

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September, 1999 | Winners Stories

Contestants Win $233,500 On "Big Spin® 2000" Show


SACRAMENTO -- The new California Lottery's "Big Spin® 2000" show airs Saturday September 18, 1999 in twelve television markets statewide. Contestants on this week's show won a total of $233,500.

"When I found out I was going to the show, I about jumped out of my seat," exclaimed Warren Dunlap, a Supervisor at East Bay MUD. Dunlap, a resident of Walnut Creek, said he's very elated about his $65,000 win playing the Fantasy 5TM Dream Machine. He plans to give some of his prize money to his wife and son and put the rest of it towards his retirement.

Fame & Fortune contestants won a total of $46,000. Gallaram Singh, a storeowner from Los Angeles, was the top winner with $31,000. Singh plans to pay bills with his prize money. Other Fame & Fortune winners were Nattapol Rodthiang from Oakland winning $10,000 and Nadine Shahan from Downy winning $5,000.

Guadalupe Jaramillo, proxy for Daniel Jaramillo from Downey, went for her son's share of the gold playing California Gold and won $60,000. Jaramillo spun the largest prize wheel in the world and it landed on $65,000. Jaramillo plans to help his 78-year-old mother buy a new home and pay some bills. Other California Gold contestants won a total of $22,500.

David Barocio from Blythe had a winning Scratchers® with three "Spin" symbols on it. This won him a direct trip to the biggest prize wheel in the world. Once at the wheel, Barocio was able to make his wife's dream come true. She'd always wanted to go to Vegas and now they will be able to with Barocio's $40,000 win.

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 percent to public schools, and 14 percent for administrative expenses, which includes 6.8 percent for retailer commissions. Since 1985, the Lottery has raised more than $10 billion for public schools and has provided an annual average of approximately 38 percent of the Lottery's total revenues to schools. The California Lottery's contribution equals approximately 2 percent of the state's total education budget. "Big Spin® 2000" is the longest running Lottery game show in the country, airing continuously since 1985.

Warren Dunlap Walnut Creek $ 65,000
Daniel Jaramillo Downey $ 60,000
David Barocio Blythe $ 40,000
Gallaram Singh Los Angeles $ 31,000
Nattapol Rodthiang Oakland $ 10,000
Nadine Shahan Downey $ 5,000
Other California Gold Winners   $ 22,500
  TOTAL $233,500
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