Mega Millions® Ticket Sold in Tulare County is Worth Over $1.1 Million!
SACRAMENTO – One California lottery ticket was oh so close to hitting last night’s Mega Millions jackpot. The owner of the ticket is still a big winner though, and will collect $1,154,385 after matching five of six numbers.
The winning ticket matched the numbers 13-34-72-37 and 29, missing only the Mega number of 6. Had the ticket matched all six numbers, it would have been worth a whopping $87 million. But we don’t think anyone will be complaining about only winning $1.1 million.
The lucky retailer that sold the ticket was Circle 7 Liquor Store, which is located at 2020 North Dinuba Boulevard in Visalia (Tulare County). The retailer will receive a bonus check for $5772, just for selling the winning ticket.
Since no one hit last night’s jackpot, Tuesday’s Mega Millions jackpot rolls to an estimated $100 million.
The California Lottery strongly urges the winner from last night’s draw to sign the back of their ticket in ink, obviously keep it in a safe place and visit their local Lottery District Office as soon as possible. The winner has 180 days from the date of the draw to claim their prize.
Mega Millions is played in California (and 42 other states, plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands). Draw times are Tuesdays and Fridays at 8:00 p.m. PST. Tickets are $1 and can be purchased from any of the more than21,000 California Lottery retailers or one of the more than 4,000 Lottery Lucky Retailers. Please visit the California Lottery’s Mega Millions site for more information on how to play.
The mission of the California Lottery is to provide supplemental funding to California schools while simultaneously supporting local communities. In FY 2013-14, the Lottery created 89 new millionaires. More than 95 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. 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.