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April 3, 2013

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April, 2013 | Winners Stories | Northern California

Two Bay Area Lottery Tickets Are Worth Over $200,000 Each!


SACRAMENTO – The Bay Area had all the luck last night as two lottery tickets sold in Alameda County hit prizes of over $200,000 each! One was a Fantasy 5 ticket which matched all five numbers to win the top prize of $207,440. The other was a MEGA Millions® ticket which matched five out of six numbers and is worth $201,115.

The Fantasy 5 ticket was sold at Colonial Donuts, which is located at 3318 Lakeshore Avenue in Oakland. The ticket successfully matched the numbers 30, 25, 16, 32 and 6. The MEGA Millions ticket was sold at the Safeway Fuel Station located at 2234 Otis Drive in Alameda. This ticket successfully matched the numbers 47, 10, 40, 14 and 7, missing only the Mega number of 34.

No one matched all six numbers in last night’s MEGA Millions draw, so Friday’s jackpot is an estimated $50 million. The estimated cash value of the jackpot is $36.9 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. 

Fantasy 5 offers some of the best odds of any California Lottery game. A player wins the Fantasy 5 jackpot simply by matching five numbers out of a field of 39. Winning numbers are drawn every day. The top prize starts at $50,000 and increases daily until it is hit. Tickets are $1 and can be purchased from any of the more than 21,000 California Lottery retailers.

And be sure to participate in the California Lottery’s Fantasy 5 Bonus Bucks promotion. For every purchase of $5 or more of Fantasy 5 on a single ticket you will automatically receive a Fantasy 5 Bonus Bucks code. Enter the code at to participate in weekly draws for a chance to win cash prizes up to $10,000.

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 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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