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June 16, 2012

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June, 2012 | Media Advisories and Events | Southern California

MEGA Millions® Ticket Sold in Gardena Worth $197,900!


SACRAMENTO – The money keeps on flowing. Although no one hit last night’s MEGA Millions jackpot, one lucky California Lottery player did match five out of six numbers. For as little as one dollar, that person scored $197,900! Doesn’t that sound nice?

At this point, we don’t know who bought the ticket, only where it was purchased. The lucky slip was sold at the 7-Eleven located at 1151 West Redondo Beach Boulevard in Gardena (Los Angeles County). The ticket matched the numbers 18, 8, 12, 30 and 40, missing only the Mega number 4.

The winner has 180 days from the date of the draw to claim that big prize. 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.

There is even more money to be won. Since no one hit last night’s jackpot, Tuesday’s MEGA Millions jackpot soars to an estimated $47 million. If you prefer the cash value, you’re looking at an estimated $36.1 million.

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 $24 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.