Some brazen thieves thought they could play the numbers and get lucky by stealing an entire Lotto Scratchers vending machine from a Lucky grocery store in Fremont over the weekend, lottery officials said.
A Bay Area convenience store that sold the sole winning ticket to the $425 million Powerball jackpot received a $1 million check on Thursday, as state lottery officials waited for the winner of the one of the largest jackpots in U.S. history to come forward.
California Lottery officials say the second of two winners of the $636 million Mega Millions jackpot has come forward to claim the prize.
While the identity of the person who purchased one of two Mega Millions lottery winning tickets is a mystery, lottery officials say big prize winners often delay coming forward until after getting advice.
Mystery still surrounds the identity of one of two jackpot winners of the near-record $636 million Mega Millions lottery drawing.
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.
Lottery officials say winning tickets have been sold in the Bay Area and Georgia for the $636 million Mega Millions jackpot, the second-largest lottery prize in U.S. history.
Nobody hit the $425 million jackpot in the Mega Millions lottery game played in California and dozens of other states Friday night, pushing the prize even higher for next week’s drawing.
Friday the 13th didn’t deter lottery players in California and dozens of other states, as the jackpot in the Mega Millions game surged to $425 million for the drawing Friday night.
Qualifying first-time home buyers looking to crack the San Francisco housing market are being encouraged to enter a lottery for below market rate condominiums in the Hays Valley neighborhood.