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August 17, 2000

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August, 2000 | Winners Stories | Northern California

$88 Million SUPERLotto PLUS Jackpot Winning Ticket Sold In San Francisco


SACRAMENTO, August 17, 2000 -- Lottery officials announced that almost 2 million winners won in the various categories of Wednesday's $88 million SuperLotto Plus draw. The numbers drawn August 16, 2000 were 02, 34, 16, 31, 22, the MEGA number was 10. One ticket matched all five numbers plus the MEGA number, winning $88 million and the third largest jackpot in California Lottery history. Public schools will receive $50 million from this jackpot.

A winner choosing the cash option would receive roughly half of the jackpot amount or $44 million. A winner choosing payments over 26 years would receive payments of $2.1 million the first year, graduating to $4.1 million in the 26th year.

The winning ticket was sold at the Smoke Signals, 2223 Polk Street, San Francisco, California. The retailer will receive $440,000 or one half of one percent of the jackpot. This is the largest bonus paid to any retailer in California Lottery history.

Twenty-one tickets throughout the state won the second prize category of $33,517 for matching 5 numbers. Besides the jackpot winner, eight second prize tickets were sold in the bay area in the cities of Benecia, Fairfield, South San Francisco, Union City, Oakland, San Ramon, Palo Alto and Santa Cruz. Thirteen other tickets were sold in San Diego, Norwalk, Los Angeles, Madera, La Quinta, Granada Hills, Montebello, Selma, Los Angeles, Studio City, Pollack Pines and Irvine. Two hundred and forty-seven tickets won $1,424 by matching four numbers plus the MEGA number.

Other prize categories included the following:
  • 5,962 tickets matched four numbers without the MEGA number for a prize of $98.
  • 9,650 tickets matched three numbers plus the MEGA number for a prize of $54;
  • 251,981 tickets matched three numbers without the MEGA number for a prize of $10;
  • 130,198 tickets matched two numbers plus the MEGA number for a prize of $10;
  • 635,145 tickets matched one number plus the MEGA number for a prize of $2;
  • 963,081 tickets matched the MEGA number for $1.
On July 6, 1996, Manuel, Maria and Paul Xavier won $49 million making them the largest prize winners from San Francisco. On April 17, 1991, the largest jackpot in California Lottery history reached $118.8 million and was won by 10 winning tickets and 54 winners. Salvador Gonzalez of Anaheim, California made Lottery history when he became the highest individual jackpot winner of $87 million on June 9, 1999.

SuperLotto Plus can be played at more than 18,000 retail business establishments around the state. The SuperLotto Plus draw takes place each Wednesday and Saturday night at 7:58 p.m. Players may purchase tickets until 7:45 p.m. on the night of the draw.

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