Lucky Winner Of $56 Million SuperLotto Prize Too Busy Working To Claim Winnings
SACRAMENTO, May 10, 2005 – Lottery officials announced the winning ticket for last Saturday’s $56 million SuperLotto Plus jackpot was sold at Broadway Food Corner in Los Angeles. “A young man telephoned our Santa Fe Springs District Office earlier today and said he held the winning ticket,” said Acting Director Chon Gutierrez. “The gentleman told our district manager in Santa Fe Springs that he could not claim his ticket because he had to work a double shift and would try to come back sometime later this week,” said Gutierrez. “Perhaps the fact that he just won $56 million has not fully sunk in.”
Sang Lee owner of Broadway Food Corner, the lucky retailer who sold the winning ticket, said that one of her regular customers told her that he had the winning ticket but he was too busy working and didn’t want to bother anyone at work today. “I know he works in the neighborhood but I don’t know his name,” said Sang Lee.
The $56 million ticket is the fourth largest prize ever sold in Los Angeles County since the Lottery began selling tickets in 1985. A single jackpot winner of $56 million who chooses the 26 graduated annual payments would receive approximately $1.4 million the first year and $2.8 million the 26th year (before federal withholding). A single jackpot winner who chooses the cash option would receive the estimated cash value which is roughly half the announced jackpot or $28 million (before federal withholding).
SuperLotto Plus can be played at approximately 18,000 retail business establishments statewide. The SuperLotto Plus draw takes place each Wednesday and Saturday night at 7:58 p.m. Players can purchase tickets until 7:45 p.m. on the night of the draw.