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May 15, 2014

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May, 2014 | Winners Stories | Southern California

Koreatown Store Sells Winning Mega Millions® Ticket Worth $468,000!


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SACRAMENTO – May 9th turned out to be a very lucky night for Kwan Lee. That is because he won $468,905 after matching five of the six winning numbers in that night’s Mega Millions drawing.

Lee matched the numbers 39, 10, 59, 28 and 51, missing just the Mega number 14. While he wanted to remain low key about his plans, there is another winner in this story.

Sean Cho is the owner of C&D, which is located at 3680 Wilshire Boulevard in the Koreatown area of Los Angeles. Cho had owned his store for around six months when he sold the lucky ticket to Lee. “I was really excited when I found out he won,” Cho said.

Cho told the California Lottery that he has seen an increase in sales at his business, which is commonly referred to as Wilshire Video, after news of the win spread.

This is the first big win at Cho’s store. He’s had smaller wins in the past including a $1000 winning California Lottery Scratchers® ticket.

Cho opened his store six months ago fresh out of college. He graduated from California State University, Fullerton after studying marketing. One thing Cho learned is there’s no better marketing for lottery tickets than being a “lucky retailer.”

Sales at Cho’s lucky store are booming as the Mega Millions jackpot has climbed to an estimated $136 million for tomorrow night’s drawing.

If you wish to contact Sean Cho for an interview in English or Korean, please call the California Lottery’s Public Affairs line at (916) 822-8131

Mega Millions is played in California (and 42 other 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 95 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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