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January 10, 2014

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January, 2014 | Winners Stories | Southern California

California Lottery Creates Two New Millionaires in San Diego County ... and More to Come!


SACRAMENTO – Two women have come forward to claim a winning Mega Millions® ticket sold in San Diego worth $2,621,916! This ticket matched five numbers, but missed the Mega number during the near record-breaking Mega Millions drawing on December 17.

Jennifer Carney and Kathryn Rosensweet’s shared ticket was just one number away from hitting the revised $648 million jackpot, but they aren’t complaining. That’s because, even though their win doesn’t launch them into super-wealthy status like Steve Tran (who bought a ticket in San Jose and split the jackpot with another winner in Georgia), the women say their 2nd place prize still offers peace of mind. “I’m paying off my house,” Jennifer explains. “I hope to continue life as normal, just a little more comfortable.” Kathryn agrees with Jennifer that, “The money is already spent.” Only, in her case, Kathryn says priority number one is “New carpet!”

The women bought 20 tickets in all at Fuller Liquor and Deli, which is located at 3896 Rosecrans Street in San Diego. The one that won was a Quick Pick® that successfully matched the numbers 8, 20, 14, 17 and 39, missing only the Mega number 7. The store ownership will receive a retailer bonus of one half of one percent of the prize amount, or around $13,000, for selling a prize-winning draw ticket of more than $1 million.

There’s more money to be had in San Diego County. You’ll remember another ticket sold in the county also matched five numbers that night. It too is worth a separate $2.6 million to whoever has it. That ticket was sold at Square Bottle Liquor, which is located at 21 Naples in Chula Vista. We are still waiting for that winner to come forward.

Meantime, we strongly encourage Lottery winners to immediately SIGN THE BACK OF THEIR TICKETS IN INK and claim them at the nearest California Lottery District Office. Click here for Office Locations.

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