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April 26, 2013

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April, 2013 | Winners Stories | Southern California

$219,000 MEGA Millions® Ticket Sold in Irvine is Claimed


Tausha Mitcham 440

SACRAMENTO – Two nights ago, two MEGA Millions tickets sold in Southern California correctly matched five out of six numbers to win $219,711 each. Tausha Mitcham was at work when she received a phone call from her husband telling her that she was one of those lucky winners. Mitcham told us that she had a really hard time believing it was true, so when she got home from work that night, Tausha, along with her husband and kids, went back to the store in their pajamas to double-check that winning ticket. Yesterday afternoon, Mitcham and her husband (pictured below, not in pajamas) walked into the California Lottery’s Santa Ana District Office to claim their prize.       

Mitcham purchased the winning ticket at the 99 Ranch Market located at 15333 Culver Drive in Irvine (Orange County). The Quick Pick® ticket successfully matched the numbers 21-50-22-9-32, missing only the Mega number of 10.

Since no one matched all six numbers in Tuesday night’s draw, tonight’s MEGA Millions jackpot is an estimated $103 million. The estimated cash value of the jackpot is $77 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 1, 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 96 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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