SACRAMENTO — A retired school teacher from Los Alamitos won $100,000 in the California Lottery's Big Spin show Saturday, but nobody claimed the progressive jackpot, which opens next week at $6.77 million.
Norman Odom, 70, whose hobbies in retirement are photography and free-lance writing, was the top winner among 10 holders of lucky tickets who spun the state's wheel of fortune on the 39th Big Spin Show.
The first spin of the day resulted in a $50,000 prize, but lottery officials say they won't know until next week who gets the money because ownership of the winning ticket is in dispute.
Judy McCormick, a Sacramento model, spun the wheel as a proxy for whoever eventually will be declared the ticket's owner.
The lottery's press release for Saturday's show said the first participant would be Angie De La Rosa, 35, a registered nurse from Carson. However, lottery spokesman John Schade said ownership of the ticket has been questioned.