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December 28, 2011

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December, 2011 | Media Advisories and Events

Three MEGA Millions® Tickets Sold in California Split Prize Worth More Than $1 Million


SACRAMENTO – While no ticket sold in California matched all six numbers in last night’s MEGA Millions draw, three lucky players will be starting off the New Year with a lot more money in their bank accounts.

The three tickets – sold in Yuba City (Sutter County), Los Angeles, and Tustin (Orange County) – all matched five of six numbers and will split a prize worth $1,014,318, making each ticket worth $338,106.

The first winning ticket was sold at the 7-Eleven located at 1605 Butte House Road in Yuba City. The second winning ticket was sold at C and C Market, which is located at 1106 East 7th Street in Los Angeles. The third winning ticket was sold at the Albertsons located at 13270 Newport Avenue in Tustin. 

The tickets matched the numbers 32, 43, 23, 33, and 39 missing only the Mega number of 8. Since one ticket sold in New York successfully matched all six numbers last night, Friday night’s jackpot will be worth $12 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 41 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 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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