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July 30, 2012

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July, 2012 | Media Advisories and Events

Two of 29 MEGA Millions® Tickets Worth More Than $227,000 from Historic Draw Remain Unclaimed


Only Two Months to Go Until Tickets Officially Expire

SACRAMENTO – Do you recall where you were four months ago today? The date was March 30, and millions of people were running to line up for their chance to buy tickets that had the potential to change their lives forever. The MEGA Millions jackpot that night was worth a world record amount – $656 million.

Shortly after the draw occurred, it was known that 29 lucky Californians matched five of six numbers to win prizes worth $227,955. In the past four months, 27 of those winners have come forward to claim their cash. Only two prizes remain, and the owners of those winnings tickets are running out of time…

The winning tickets successfully matched the numbers 46, 23, 38, 4 and 2, missing only the Mega number of 23. The unclaimed tickets were sold at the following retail locations:

• Hollywood Bazaar – 6701 Hollywood Blvd. in Hollywood; and
• Fox Liquors – 570 Larkin Street in San Francisco.

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. These tickets will expire at close of business on September 26, 2012. The unclaimed funds will be transferred to California schools.

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.

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