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June 22, 2011

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June, 2011 | Winners Stories | Southern California

Halfway to the Deadline for $297,000 Lottery Ticket Sold in Anaheim


MEGA Millions® Ticket Has Gone Unclaimed for Three Months

SACRAMENTO – The California Lottery is still looking for a lucky Lottery player in Anaheim who matched five of six numbers in a MEGA Millions draw three months ago. Once the mystery winner is found it will definitely be worth their while – their ticket is worth $297,525. But time is of the essence.

The big winner purchased their ticket at the 7-Eleven located at 103 Brookhurst Street in Anaheim. The ticket matched the numbers 14, 1, 53, 50 and 35, missing only the MEGA number of 43. Winners have 180 days from the date of the draw to claim prizes. This ticket will expire September 19, 2011 at 5 p.m. The unclaimed funds will be transferred to California schools.

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.

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. 

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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