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September 26, 2012

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September, 2012 | Media Advisories and Events

MEGA Millions® Tickets Sold in Southern and Central California Worth $243,000 Each


SACRAMENTOMEGA Millions brought good fortune to two lucky ticket holders in Southern and Central California. The two winning tickets successfully matched five of six numbers in last night’s draw to split a sizable prize of $486,796, making each ticket worth $243,398 apiece!

The lucky retailers who sold the winning tickets are K & K Valero, which is located at 63 Muckelemi Street in San Juan Bautista (San Benito County), and Little Tokyo Pharmacy, which is located at 402 East 2nd Street in Los Angeles. 

Check those tickets, people, and get your money. Both tickets successfully matched the numbers 50, 51, 23, 8 and 7, missing only the Mega number of 26.

There’s even more good news! Since no one hit last night’s jackpot, Friday night’s MEGA Millions jackpot will be $21 million. The cash value is an estimated $15.9 million.

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. 

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. 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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