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November 14, 2012

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November, 2012 | Winners Stories | Southern California

$170,000 MEGA Millions® Ticket Sold in San Diego Still Unclaimed Two Months Later


SACRAMENTO – It’s been exactly two months now, and still no sign of the winner of a $170,827 MEGA Millions prize. Details are limited, but we do know that on the night of September 14, one lucky ticket sold in San Diego came up big in the MEGA Millions draw, matching five of six numbers.
The winning ticket was sold at Escape Snack Bar, which is located at 3360 32nd Street Naval Base in San Diego. The big winner successfully matched the numbers 40, 21, 51, 16 and 17, missing only the Mega number of 20.

Since no one hit last night’s jackpot, Friday’s MEGA Millions jackpot rises to $26 million. If you prefer the cash value, you’re looking at an estimated $20 million.
The California Lottery reminds winners to sign the back of their ticket, keep tickets in a safe place and contact Lottery officials or visit their local Lottery District Office as soon as possible. Winners have 180 days from the date of the draw to claim prizes.

MEGA Millions is a multistate game, played in California and 43 other jurisdictions (41 states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands). Players pick five numbers from 1 to 56 plus a Mega number from 1 to 46. Draw times are Tuesdays and Fridays at 8:00 p.m. PST. Tickets are $1 and can be purchased from any of the more than 21,000 California Lottery retailers. Please visit the California Lottery’s MEGA Millions site for more information. 

And remember, checking the daily draw results is easier than ever. All past and current Lottery draw results can be obtained for FREE by dialing 1-800-LOTTERY and selecting option 2, or via our website at

The mission of the California Lottery is to provide supplemental funding to California schools while simultaneously supporting local communities. More than 94 cents of every dollar spent by our players goes back to local communities in the form of contributions to public schools and colleges, prizes and retail compensation. The California Lottery urges its customers to play responsibly and within their budgets. If you feel you have a gambling problem, or know someone who does, you can get help at 1-800-GAMBLER.

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