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September 11, 2013

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September, 2013 | Media Advisories and Events

Bakersfield MEGA Millions® Ticket Worth $1.5 Million as Jackpot Grows to $119 Million


Tonight’s POWERBALL® Jackpot Sits at $245 Million

SACRAMENTO – One lucky MEGA Millions player in Bakersfield came oh so close to last night’s $106 million jackpot after matching five of the six winning numbers. The winning ticket matched the numbers 12, 2, 54, 56 and 18, but missed the Mega number which was 1. But certainly the mystery winner won’t be complaining! That’s because their ticket is worth $1,567,705!

The big winner purchased their ticket at Howard’s Mini Market, which is located at 3300 Planz Road in Bakersfield (Kern County).

No one else across the nation hit the jackpot last night, so that means Friday’s MEGA Millions jackpot grows to $119 million. And not to be outdone, tonight’s POWERBALL has grown to $245 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 44 other jurisdictions (42 states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands). 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 on how to play. 

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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