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May 2, 2012

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May, 2012 | Media Advisories and Events

Anaheim MEGA Millions® Ticket Worth More Than $400,000 Still Unclaimed


SACRAMENTO – California Lottery players may not have won the big prize last night, but for one lucky player in Southern California there’s still a hefty MEGA Millions prize on the loose.

Two months ago today, a MEGA Millions ticket sold in Anaheim matched five of six numbers to win a prize worth $410,147. However, no player has stepped forward yet to claim their winnings.

The ticket was sold at Jax Donuts, which is located at 122 West Lincoln Avenue in Anaheim. The ticket matched the numbers 48, 29, 52, 54 and 16, missing only the Mega number of 5. Because no one matched all six numbers in last night’s MEGA Millions draw, Friday night’s jackpot will be worth an estimated $118 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 theCalifornia 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.

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