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August 31, 2011

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August, 2011 | Media Advisories and Events | Southern California

MEGA Millions® Ticket Sold in San Gabriel Worth More Than $650,000


Lucky Retailer Kim Ky Noodle House Scores Another Big Ticket

SACRAMENTO – Although no one matched all six numbers in last night’s MEGA Millions draw, one lucky player who bought their ticket in San Gabriel (Los Angeles County) is waking up a big winner. That’s because they managed to match five of six numbers and won a prize worth $653,039.

The lucky ticket was sold at Kim Ky Noodle House, which is located at 1108 South San Gabriel Boulevard. The ticket matched the numbers 22, 50, 2, 28 and 25, missing only the Mega number of 18.

If the name of the retailer sounds familiar, it’s with good reason. On August 28, 2009, Kim Ky Noodle House sold a MEGA Millions jackpot-winning ticket worth $168 million and claimed a retailer bonus of nearly $840,000. And while the retailer won’t get a bonus for this big winner, their lucky retailer status is more intact than ever.

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. Because no one matched all six numbers in last night’s draw, Friday’s jackpot will be $29 million.

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.