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May 30, 2012

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May, 2012 | Media Advisories and Events | Southern California

California Hits Another MEGA Millions® Jackpot!


SACRAMENTO – How lucky are we? For the second time this month, a ticket sold in California has hit the MEGA Millions jackpot! The winning ticket in last night’s draw was purchased in Pomona (Los Angeles County) and is worth $32 million! 

California's newest millionaire purchased that lucky ticket at Aquapuro, which is located at 1151 East Holt Avenue in Pomona. The ticket successfully matched the numbers 2, 14, 29, 53, 55 and the Mega number of 31. The retailer will receive $160,000 for selling the winning ticket.

Exactly two weeks ago, a ticket sold in Los Angeles hit a MEGA Millions jackpot worth $25 million.

There’s even more good news. In addition to the jackpot, a ticket sold in California matched five out of six numbers in last night’s draw, missing only the Mega number, and is worth $179,442 to another lucky California Lottery player. That ticket was sold at the Circle K located at 31521 Santa Margarita Parkway in Rancho Santa Margarita (Orange County).

Can we do it again? On Friday, the MEGA Millions jackpot will be $12 million. The estimated cash value is $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 one year from the date of the draw to claim the MEGA Millions jackpot prize. Winners have 180 days from the date of the draw to claim all other 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. 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.