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September 16, 2010

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September, 2010 | Winners Stories

MEGA Millions® Jackpot Ticket Sold in Morro Bay Still Unclaimed


SACRAMENTO – California Lottery officials are still looking high and low for the owner of a $135 million MEGA Millions jackpot-winning ticket that was sold in Morro Bay nearly three weeks ago.

The mysterious Morro Bay millionaire successfully matched the winning combination – 4, 10, 26, 32, 41, and Mega number 31 – on August 27. Jackpot winners have 365 days from the date of the draw to claim the jackpot prize. The estimated cash option amount for this ticket is worth $92.4 million.

The big winner purchased their ticket at Bottle Liquor, which is located at 999 Main Street in Morro Bay. The retailer who sold the jackpot-winning ticket, Chuck Harper, the owner of Bottle Liquor, will receive a bonus of $675,000 at an event September 21.

Will the winner cash in soon as well? 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. A jackpot winner has the opportunity to choose the cash value of the jackpot prize within 60 days of the claim date. 

There have been 15 MEGA Millions jackpots won in California, including four this year. The August 27 jackpot was the largest won in California since the historic $266 million jackpot-winning ticket from California that hit on May 4 of this year.

MEGA Millions is a multistate game, played in California and 41 other states. 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 California Lottery is celebrating 25 years of enhancing education and supporting local communities. More than 94 cents of every dollar spent by our players goes to public schools and colleges, prizes and retail commissions. Since 2000, Lottery players have contributed $1 billion to public schools each year and since we began in 1985, Lottery players have contributed more than $22 billion to education.

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