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October 30, 2012

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October, 2012 | Media Advisories and Events | Southern California

The Search is on for the Winner of a $23 Million SuperLotto Plus® Jackpot


Mystery Winner has One Month Left to Claim; Ticket was Purchased in Palmdale

SACRAMENTO – It has now been five long months and the California Lottery continues to look for an individual it believes is California’s latest millionaire. We believe the mystery woman (see photo below) purchased her winning ticket at Michael’s Market & Liquor, which is located at 37935 47th Street East in Palmdale (Los Angeles County).

The winner, who purchased her $23 million jackpot-winning SuperLotto Plus ticket for the May 30 draw, matched all six numbers – 14, 7, 26, 31, 23 and Mega 5 – but still has not come forward to claim her millions. If the winner does not come forward and claim the jackpot prize by close of business November 26, 2012, the unclaimed $23 million prize will be transferred to California schools.

In an on-going effort to connect Lottery customers with their winnings, the California Lottery has begun sending out photos of apparent winners of unclaimed prizes. In FY 2011/12, a total of more than $20.5 million in prizes went unclaimed.
Michael’s Market & Liquor will still receive a bonus of one half percent, or $115,000, for selling the winning ticket. Jackpot winners have 180 days from the date of the draw to claim the jackpot prize. The estimated cash option amount for this ticket is $16.9 million.

If you are the winner, the Lottery wants to remind you to sign your ticket, put it in a safe place and contact Lottery officials or visit your local Lottery District Office as soon as possible. The nearest district office to the retail location is in Van Nuys.

And remember, checking the daily draw results is easier than ever. All past and current Lottery draw results can be obtained for FREE by dialing 1-800-LOTTERY and selecting option 2, or via our website at

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. 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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