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January 8, 2018

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January, 2018 | Northern California

$1.8 Million Mega Millions® Win in Daly City!


SACRAMENTO – A California Lottery player was just one number away from splitting Friday’s $450 million Mega Millions jackpot with a winner in Florida. But, the California player is still walking away a winner – a big $1,860,934 winner!

The winning ticket was purchased in Daly City (San Mateo County) at the 7-Eleven store located at 411 Gellert Boulevard. The ticket matched the numbers: 70, 59, 30, 28, and 39, missing only the Mega number 10. We won’t know who this winner is until they claim their prize, which they can do during normal business hours at any of the nine Lottery District Offices

Winners are strongly encouraged to sign the back of their tickets in ink, keep them in a safe place where they’ll remember and familiarize themselves with the Lottery’s Winners Handbook, which can be found here. And remember, you must have your original ticket when claiming any Mega Millions prize, so be sure you don’t forget and leave it at the store! 

Since the Mega Millions jackpot was hit in Florida on Friday, Tuesday’s jackpot will start at $40 million.

Mega Millions is played in 44 states (plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands). Draw times are Tuesdays and Fridays at 8 p.m. PT. The draw closes at 7:45 p.m., so players must buy their tickets by then for that draw. Ticket sales resume (for the next draw) at 7:50 p.m. Tickets are $2 and can be purchased from any of the more than 22,000 California Lottery retailers or one of the more than 4,000 Lottery Lucky Retailers. Please visit the California Lottery’s Mega Millions site for more information on how to play.

Mega Millions is a part of the Lottery’s continued effort to create more winners and more importantly, earn more money for California public schools!

The California Lottery is a $6 billion enterprise based in Sacramento. It is one of the few state agencies that is a revenue generator, not accepting taxpayer dollars from the State’s General Fund. Its mission is to provide supplemental funding to California schools while simultaneously supporting local communities. In FY 2016-17, the Lottery created 83 new millionaires. Ninety-five 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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