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March 28, 2013

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March, 2013 | Winners Stories | Southern California

Man Claims $12 Million SuperLotto Plus® Ticket Sold in Garden Grove


SACRAMENTO – Boy is he fast. A man wasted no time in claiming his fortune. Johnny Prado arrived at the California Lottery’s Santa Ana District Office this morning with a winning SuperLotto Plus ticket in his hand. That ticket matched all five numbers, plus the Mega number, in last night’s draw and is now worth $12 million! Prado said he raced into protective mode once he realized the value of that lucky slip of paper. “I signed it, upside down, but I had signed it so I won’t lose it,” Prado said.

Prado told us he’s always enjoyed playing the Lottery and hearing stories of other big Lottery winners. “I thought how nice it probably would be,” said Prado, sharing his prior thoughts about possibly winning. Now that he’s the one in the winner spotlight, Prado said simply, “I’m shaky.”

He’s in no hurry to discuss his plans for the money, after all, he’s still got work to do. That’s right. Even though he’s now a millionaire, Prado said he’s not giving up his day job. “I gotta stay working. I need that to keep me calm, relaxed.”

The winning ticket was purchased at Harbor ampm, which is located at 13361 Harbor Boulevard in Garden Grove. The winning numbers were 4, 44, 36, 10, 29, and the Mega number 17. Harbor ampm will receive a bonus of one half percent, or $60,000, for selling the winning ticket.

Tickets sold in Floriston (Nevada County) and Ventura (Ventura County) matched five numbers, missing only the Mega number in last night’s draw. Those two tickets will split a prize worth $53,272.

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