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June 30, 2011

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June, 2011 | Winners Stories | Southern California

$105 Million MEGA Millions® Jackpot Up for Grabs Tomorrow Night


SACRAMENTO – It could be quite a 4th of July weekend for some lucky California Lottery player…especially if they plan on playing MEGA Millions tomorrow night. That’s because since no one matched all six numbers in Tuesday night’s draw, tomorrow night’s jackpot will be worth a whopping $105 million.

Tomorrow night’s jackpot marks the first time since March that the MEGA Millions jackpot amount has surpassed the $100 million mark.

While no one matched six numbers on Tuesday night, one lucky California ticket sold in Los Angeles managed to match five of six numbers to claim a prize worth a hefty $701,316. That ticket has yet to be claimed.

The estimated cash option for tomorrow night’s draw is $68.1 million. The largest MEGA Millions jackpot ever won was $390 million in March 2007, with a cash option of $233 million. The retailer that sells the jackpot-winning ticket will receive a bonus of $525,000.

MEGA Millions is a multistate game, played in California and 41 other states. 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. 

As jackpots rise, the California Lottery would like to remind players that gambling should be fun. Borrowing money to play, spending above a person’s budget or using money intended for other purposes can ultimately lead to significant problems for players and their families. If a player recognizes that they have a gambling problem or if someone knows of someone who may have a problem, the California Lottery recommends calling the Problem Gambling Help Line at 1-800-GAMBLER.

The California Lottery is celebrating 25 years of enhancing education and supporting local communities. More than 94 cents of every dollar spent by our players goes back to the community 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 more than $23 billion to education.

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