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July 19, 2010

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July, 2010 | Winners Stories | Southern California

$64 Million MEGA Millions® Jackpot Ticket Sold in Los Angeles Still Unclaimed


SACRAMENTO – California Lottery offices are open for business, and officials are anxiously awaiting the arrival of Friday night’s $64 million MEGA Millions jackpot winner. The lucky player, who was the only person to successfully match all six numbers in Friday night’s draw, had to wait until 8 a.m. today to claim their prize as Lottery offices are closed on weekends.

The ticket that successfully matched the winning combination – 2, 18, 20, 39, 15, and Mega number 34 – was sold at Smoke N’ Stuff, which is located at 750 West 7th Street in Los Angeles.

The retailer who sold the jackpot ticket, the owner of Smoke N’ Stuff, will receive a bonus of one half of a percent, which amounts to $320,000. Jackpot winners have 365 days from the date of the draw to claim the jackpot prize. The estimated cash option amount for this ticket is $41.7 million.

If you are the winner, the Lottery wants to remind you to sign your ticket, put it in a safe place and contact Lottery officials or visit your local Lottery District Office as soon as possible. A jackpot winner has the opportunity to choose the cash value of the jackpot prize within 60 days of the claim date. 

Counting Friday night’s winning ticket, there have been 14 MEGA Millions jackpots won in California, including the historic $315 million jackpot won on November 15, 2005, which was the largest California jackpot ever.

MEGA Millions is a multistate game, played in California and 39 other states. 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. 

The California Lottery is celebrating 25 years of enhancing education and supporting local communities. More than 94 cents of every dollar spent by our players goes to public schools and colleges, prizes and retail commissions. Since 2000, Lottery players have contributed $1 billion to public schools each year, and, since we began in 1985, Lottery players have contributed more than $22 billion to education.

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