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August 31, 2012

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August, 2012 | Media Advisories and Events | Northern California

Media Alert: News Conference to Introduce $52 Million MEGA Millions Winner!


SACRAMENTO – This is to alert you that the winner of the $52 million MEGA Millions jackpot has come forward to claim their prize.  We will hold a press conference to announce the details shortly.

What:    $52 Million MEGA Millions Jackpot Winner
When:   Friday, August 31, 2012 at 3:00 p.m.  (Today)
Where:  CA Lottery Headquarters
               700 North 10th Street
               Sacramento, CA  95811

Just yesterday Lottery issued a press release which included a photo taken from a store surveillance video asking for help in locating an individual that it believes is California’s latest millionaire. The mystery person purchased the winning ticket at the Kwik Stop, located at 3157 Walnut Avenue in Fremont. The drawing took place on July 27, 2012. One player who thought she had purchased the winning ticket came forward to claim the prize. However, after an extensive investigation, the Lottery determined that she was not the actual winner. The real winner checked his ticket multiple times at area Raley’s and Safeway stores, but had failed to claim the win. The Lottery had asked this mystery man to bring his winning ticket to the Lottery Headquarters in Sacramento or to the nearest district office. The winning numbers are 2, 3, 4, 8, 43 with the Mega number 26.

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 $25 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.