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February 20, 2014

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February, 2014 | Winners Stories | Southern California

Winning Milpitas Powerball® Ticket Still Unclaimed


Imagine the Odds! – Retailers in Santa Clara County Have Sold the Last Two Largest Powerball and Mega Millions® Jackpots!

SACRAMENTO – It’s looking as though the owner of the $425.3 million Powerball ticket from last night’s draw will not be coming forward today to claim what is the largest jackpot ever won in California. But no worries – they have one year from the date of the draw to claim their money.

The question we’re constantly asked is “What are some of the reasons winners wait so long to come forward?” Well, sometimes it can be for a reason as simple as they haven’t checked their tickets yet. Other times, the reason is because the winner wants to get their financial house in order before they claim their prize. “That could mean hiring a financial advisor, an accountant, a lawyer or sometimes all three,” explains Russ Lopez, California Lottery Deputy Director of Corporate Communications. “We always encourage our winners to seek financial advice to adequately plan what to do with an amount of money this large.”

It’s large alright. The owner of the $425.3 million ticket has won the 6th largest jackpot in U.S. history. If they decide to take the cash option (as opposed to accepting payments over 30 years), they will walk away with an estimated lump sum of $242.2 million before federal taxes.

The retail location (Dixon Landing Chevron in Milpitas) is also a big winner. The owner will receive a $1 million bonus just for selling the jackpot-winning ticket! “I couldn’t even sleep last night. It’s pretty amazing,” Parmeet Singh, the owner’s son said. “I’m hoping (the winner) is one of the regulars!”

Northern California has been particularly lucky lately! We’re talking about the South Bay, and specifically Santa Clara County! Not only did Dixon Landing Chevron in Milpitas sell last night’s massive jackpot-winning ticket, almost two months ago to the day someone in San Jose bought the winning $324 million Mega Millions ticket that was all over the national news.

On December 17, 2013, Steve Tran split the $648 million jackpot (the 2nd largest of all time) with another winner in Atlanta, Georgia. He bought his ticket at Jennifer’s Gift Shop on Tully Road – just 12 miles away from the location of where last night’s winning ticket was sold!

So how crazy is this? The second-largest jackpot of all time, and the sixth-largest jackpot of all time, both won in the same Bay Area county within two months of each other! We may need to contact someone at Stanford to try to figure out the odds of that happening!

Heck, and don’t forget this past October the winning $213.4 million jackpot Powerball ticket was sold not too far down the road in Fresno! Carlo “Carl” Mitchell is the lucky owner of what was California’s first Powerball jackpot win since the state began participating in the game on April 8, 2013.

We’re also still waiting for two more lucky winners from last night’s Powerball draw to come forward! They didn’t win the jackpot, but they are still going to be rich! For correctly matching five of the six numbers, each winner receives a very handsome $1,444,906. One of the tickets was sold at Stop Save Liquor #2, which is located at 1424 Coffee Road in Modesto (Stanislaus County) – Also Northern California! The other was purchased at 7-Eleven, located at 2161 El Segundo Blvd. in El Segundo (Los Angeles County).

Again, we will not know who has won any of the big prizes from last night’s draw until their tickets are claimed. We strongly encourage the winners to immediately SIGN THE BACK OF THEIR TICKETS IN INK and claim them at the nearest California Lottery District Office or Lottery Headquarters in Sacramento (700 N. 10th Street). The winner can claim their prize at any of the nine California Lottery District Offices. The District Office closest to where the winning Milpitas ticket was sold is our East Bay District Office. It’s located at 2489 Industrial Parkway West in Hayward. The phone number is (510) 670-4630. Or the winner can visit our South San Francisco District Office, which is located at 820 Dubuque Avenue in South San Francisco. The phone number there is (650) 875-2200.

Powerball Ticket Sales
(February 16-19)

Nation: 91.5 million
California: 10.3 million
Bay Area: 4 million

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