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September 17, 2012

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September, 2012 | Media Advisories and Events | Southern California

Two MEGA Millions® Tickets Worth More Than $300,000 Set to Expire Next Week


SACRAMENTO – On March 27th, nine MEGA Millions tickets matched five out of six numbers to win $308,573 each. Fast-forward to today, and we’re suddenly only a week away from two of those nine tickets expiring. 

The two unclaimed tickets were sold at the 7-Eleven located at 7014 Archibald Avenue in Corona (Riverside County) and at the Arco ampm located at 3890 North University Parkway in San Bernardino (San Bernardino County).

The California Lottery has instituted a new policy to help identify winners of unclaimed prizes worth more than $250,000 by publishing photos of winners shortly before their tickets are scheduled to expire. However, the two wins above are dated well before the policy was adopted, therefore no photos are available of the two winners.

The winning numbers for the March 27th draw were 19, 44, 34, 9, 51 and a Mega number of 24.

Winners have 180 days from the date of the draw to claim prizes. Both tickets are set to expire on Monday, September 24th at 5:00 p.m. All unclaimed lottery money goes toward education.

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.

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 $25 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.