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July 3, 2012

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July, 2012 | Winners Stories | Southern California

$200k MEGA Millions® Ticket Sold in Pasadena Claimed


SACRAMENTO – Graciela and Norberto Garcia stepped into the Lottery’s Van Nuys District Office today as a happily married couple of 35 years. They walked away just a tad bit happier after claiming their MEGA Millions prize worth $204,087!

When asked what they will do with their winnings, the couple said they plan on helping out their two daughters who are both currently in law school. The couple actually chose the winning numbers using a combination of their daughters’ birth dates and ages.

The couple purchased their lucky ticket at Apro #14, which is located at 3100 Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena (Los Angeles County). The ticket matched the numbers 53, 11, 30, 27 and 21, missing only the Mega number 11.

Tonight’s MEGA Millions jackpot is an estimated $86 million. If you prefer the cash value, you’re looking at an estimated $65.3 million.

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. 

The mission of the California Lottery is to provide supplemental funding to California schools while simultaneously supporting local communities. More than 94 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. Since 2000, Lottery players have contributed $1 billion to public schools each year, and, since we began in 1985, Lottery players have contributed a total of more than $24 billion to education. 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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