Man Claims Winning MEGA Millions® Ticket Sold in Fremont
SACRAMENTO – While players were snatching up tickets for tonight’s MEGA Millions draw, one man walked into the California Lottery’s East Bay District Office this morning to claim the big prize he won playing the game a few days ago.
Robert Czerwinski purchased his ticket at Bonfare Market, which is located at 3601 Thornton Avenue in Fremont (Alameda County). His ticket matched five of six numbers during Tuesday night’s draw to win a prize worth $240,718. Czerwinski got the numbers 36, 23, 3, 16 and 35, and missed only the Mega number of 20.
Remember, you can’t win if you don’t play. Since no one hit the jackpot on Tuesday, tonight’s MEGA Millions jackpot has soared to an estimated $75 million. If you take the cash value option, you’re looking at an estimated $57.5 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.
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. 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.