Two MEGA Millions® Tickets Are Worth $215,000 Each!
SACRAMENTO – The night before the state’s first POWERBALL® draw brought some luck for two players of the California Lottery’s other big game, MEGA Millions. Two tickets sold in California were just one number away from hitting last night’s $56 million MEGA Millions jackpot. The two lucky tickets correctly matched five out of six numbers and are worth $215,136 each.
One of the two winning tickets was sold at the Safeway located at 3970 Rivermark Plaza in Santa Clara. The other winning ticket was sold at the ampm located at 12606 Rosecrans Avenue in Santa Fe Springs (Los Angeles County). Both tickets successfully matched the numbers 54-17-30-41-48, missing only the Mega number of 13.
No one matched all six numbers in last night’s draw, so Friday’s MEGA Millions jackpot is an estimated $66 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.
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The mission of the California Lottery is to provide supplemental funding to California schools while simultaneously supporting local communities. More than 96 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.