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August 10, 2011

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August, 2011 | Winners Stories | Southern California

MEGA Millions® Ticket Sold in Northridge Worth More Than $165,000


SACRAMENTO – One lucky California Lottery player who purchased a MEGA Millions ticket in Northridge for last night's draw woke up a big winner this morning. That's because they managed to match five of six numbers and won $165,368. In fact, they were so excited about the big win that they've already claimed their prize.

The winner, who asked to remain anonymous, dropped by the Lottery's Van Nuys District Office this morning to collect their winnings.

The lucky ticket was sold at the 7-Eleven located at 10325 Zelzah Avenue in Northridge. The ticket matched the numbers 19, 54, 45, 11 and 39, missing only the Mega number of 15. Since no one matched all six numbers in last night's draw, Friday's jackpot will be worth $16 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 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 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 $24 billion to education.

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