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June 21, 2001

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June, 2001 | Media Advisories and Events



SACRAMENTO, June 21, 2001 -- Lottery officials announced the SuperLotto Plus jackpot at $125 million. "This is a record-breaker! This will be the largest single-state jackpot in the nation's history," said Lottery Director Joan Wilson. "California's schools will receive more than $70.8 million from this jackpot which has rolled nine times."

No one matched all six numbers for Wednesday night's draw -- the winning numbers were 2, 8, 31, 32, 46 and the MEGA number was 13. Sales for the top hour were more than $4.6 million during the 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. timeframe. Draw sales for this jackpot are projected to reach $58 million.

A single jackpot winner of $125 million would receive 26 annual payments with the first payment equaling approximately $3.1 million and the 26th payment being approximately $6.3 million before federal tax withholding. The estimated cash value of $62 million would equal roughly half of the jackpot, or the amount the Lottery would invest to payout the jackpot prize over 26 years. In the event of the death of a winner, the full prize is paid to the estate of the winner.

On April 17, 1991, the California Lottery jackpot reached $118.8 million and was won by 10 winning tickets and 54 winners. Sang Cho of Moraga California made Lottery history when he became the record-breaking highest individual jackpot winner of $89 million on March 3, 2001.

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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