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February 5, 2014

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February, 2014 | Media Advisories and Events | Southern California

L.A. County Winner Wakes Up Nearly $1 Million Richer as Mega Millions® Jackpot Continues to Soar!


SACRAMENTO – It’s doubtful a whole lot of people are enjoying a better week than the citizens of Seattle, who are still basking in the glow of their pro football team’s first Super Bowl Championship. However, one lucky person who purchased a Mega Millions ticket in Whittier might have new bragging rights on who is the biggest winner going forward! That’s because they matched five of six numbers in last night’s draw to win a fantastic cash prize of $910,781!

That winning ticket was sold at the ARCO ampm located at 10121 Whittier Blvd. in Whittier (Los Angeles County). The winning numbers are 25-44-49-60-73, and the ticket missed only the Mega number 9. Had that number been drawn, the lucky winner would have scored the $94 million jackpot (which has jumped now to a life-changing $107 million for Friday night’s draw).

Needless to say, this ticket is suddenly a valuable slip of paper! The California Lottery strongly urges the winner to sign the back of their ticket, obviously keep it in a safe place and contact Lottery officials, or visit their local Lottery District Office as soon as possible. The winner has 180 days from the date of the draw to claim their prize.

Mega Millions is played in California (and 42 other states, plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands). 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 on how to play. 

The mission of the California Lottery is to provide supplemental funding to California schools while simultaneously supporting local communities. More than 95 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.