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November 26, 2013

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November, 2013 | Winners Stories | Southern California

Palmdale MEGA Millions® Ticket Worth Nearly Half a Million Dollars Remains Unclaimed


Mega Millions Jackpot Continues to Grow

SACRAMENTO – Just last week, a Powerball ticket sold in Los Angeles went unclaimed for 180 days and expired. That ticket was worth a whopping $465,539! It seems unthinkable to lose out on that kind of money, but guess what? It might happen again! On October 25th, one lucky ticket sold in Palmdale matched five out of six MEGA Millions numbers to win $479,070. But a month has now come and gone and the ticket remains unclaimed.

The winning MEGA Millions ticket was purchased at Saddle Back Market, which is located at 17051 East Avenue in Palmdale (Los Angeles County). The ticket matched the numbers 45, 16, 60, 54 and 6, but missed the Mega number 15.

Winners have 180 days from the date of the draw to claim prizes. If no one produces this ticket, all $479,070 in prize money will go to support California public schools. 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.

Meanwhile, the MEGA Millions jackpot continues to grow and has soared to $205 million for tonight’s draw.

MEGA Millions is played in California (and 42 other states, plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands). 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 on how to play. 

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.

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