$1.1 Million Mega Millions® Ticket Sold in Tulare County Claimed!
SACRAMENTO – Oscar Uvalle didn’t waste any time staking claim to his Mega Millions prize. Monday was the first day Uvalle could claim his prize after Friday night’s Mega Millions draw, and he did just that. Uvalle’s ticket matched five of six numbers, and although it wasn’t a jackpot winner, he still won a whopping $1,154,385!
The winning ticket matched the numbers 13-34-72-37 and 29, missing only the Mega number of 6. Had the ticket matched all six numbers, it would have been worth $87 million.
The lucky ticket was purchased at Circle 7 Liquor Store, which is located at 2020 North Dinuba Boulevard in Visalia (Tulare County). The retailer will receive a bonus check for $5772, just for selling the winning ticket.
Since no one hit Friday night’s jackpot, tonight’s Mega Millions jackpot rolls to an estimated $100 million!
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