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February 18, 2013

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February, 2013 | Winners Stories | Southern California

$272,000 MEGA Millions® Ticket Sold in Lake Elsinore Still Unclaimed


SACRAMENTO –It’s been exactly one month since one lucky California Lottery player in Riverside County purchased a MEGA Millions ticket that turned out to be a big winner. The ticket matched five of six numbers in the draw on January 18 to win a prize worth $272,736, but the winner has yet to turn up.

The winning ticket was sold at the Albertsons located at 30901 Riverside Drive in Lake Elsinore (Riverside County). The ticket successfully matched the numbers 42, 49, 8, 18, and 25, missing only the Mega number of 14.

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 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. 

And remember, checking the daily draw results is easier than ever. All past and current Lottery draw results can be obtained for FREE by dialing 1-800-LOTTERY and selecting option 2, or via our website at

The mission of the California Lottery is to provide supplemental funding to California schools while simultaneously supporting local communities. More than 96 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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