Winner Quickly Claims One of Two MEGA Millions® Tickets Sold in Los Angeles Area Worth $390,857!
SACRAMENTO – He had to wait one extra day due to the Labor Day holiday, but soon after the doors to the California Lottery’s Van Nuys District Office opened this morning, Rafael Carmona was ready to claim his prize.
His was one of two tickets to hit five numbers in the MEGA Millions draw on Friday. The holders of those tickets split a prize of $781,714, to score a walloping $390,857 a piece!
Rafael bought his ticket at Sherman Oaks Chevron located at 14505 Ventura Boulevard in Sherman Oaks (Los Angeles County). The other ticket was purchased at Nady’s Market, which is located at 25222 Charlinda Drive #A in Mission Viejo (Orange County). That ticket remains unclaimed.
Both tickets successfully matched the numbers 40, 47, 48, 31 and 41, missing only the Mega number of 45.
Since no one hit Friday night’s jackpot, tonight’s MEGA Millions jackpot will be $93 million. The cash value is an estimated $71.4 million.
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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.
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