SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — The owner of a gift store in East San Jose where a person bought a lottery ticket to split a $648 million Mega Millions jackpot was awarded $1 million by the California State Lottery, a lottery spokeswoman said.
The million-dollar payment to the owner of Jenny’s Gift Shop at 1818 Tully Road is the maximum bonus the state lottery gives to business owners where winning tickets are sold, California Lottery spokeswoman Cathy Johnston said.
Lottery officials do not yet know the identity of the co-winner of the $648 million jackpot, Johnston said.
“All we know is where it was sold,” Johnston said.
Johnston said the San Jose winner of the interstate Mega Millions jackpot could claim their prize at one of the two state lottery offices in the Bay Area located in Hayward and South San Francisco.
The individual who bought the ticket at the shop hit the winning numbers 8, 20, 14, 17, 39 and the Mega number 7 for the near-record jackpot in Tuesday’s drawing, lottery officials said.