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August 16, 2012

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August, 2012 | Winners Stories | Northern California

Duo Claims MEGA Millions® Prize Worth More than Half a Million Dollars


Winning Ticket Sold at Lottery Retail Location in Marin County

SACRAMENTO – Although no one has been able to hit the MEGA Millions jackpot in the past couple weeks, that doesn’t mean there hasn’t been some big winners. Take today for instance. Robert Crowe and Dennis Brush came into the Lottery’s San Francisco District Office to claim a prize worth $525,634.

The duo pooled their resources and ended up matching five of six numbers in the MEGA Millions draw on August 10. They purchased their winning ticket at Colonial Liquor, which is located at 913 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard in Kentfield (Marin County). The ticket successfully matched the numbers 10, 38, 36, 44 and 18, missing only the Mega number of 8.

Since no one hit Tuesday night’s MEGA Millions jackpot, the jackpot will be $45 million for tomorrow night. The cash value is an estimated $34.1 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 180 days from the date of the draw to claim 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 $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.

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