A ticket purchased in San Francisco for the record March 30th MEGA Millions draw will become worthless Wednesday night unless the owner comes forward to claim the nearly quarter million dollar prize, according to lottery officials.
The prospect of winning more than a half-billion dollars in the Mega Millions lottery has Bay Area residents snapping up tickets ahead of Friday night’s drawing.
The jackpot jumped to a world record $540 million Thursday morning after reaching a U.S. record jackpot on Wednesday of $476 million.
The estimated jackpot for the Friday Mega Millions drawing has topped half a billion dollars – making it the largest pot in the history of the game.
An East Bay retiree won big in Saturday night’s lottery draw, adding $11 million to her retirement fund, California Lottery officials said.
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Millions watched Tuesday night’s drawing of the Mega Millions numbers that could have resulted in a $355 million prize for an extremely lucky ticket holder.