California Lottery officials say they have had a winning year with annual ticket sales surpassing $5 billion for the first time in the state lottery’s 30-year history.
A lottery ticket worth nearly half a million dollars that was sold by a liquor store in San Leandro last month has now been claimed, California Lottery officials said Friday.
California Lottery officials said Monday they are still seeking a person who bought a ticket worth nearly $469,000 in San Leandro a month ago but has yet to claim their prize.
The California Lottery said Sunday that Merces Goncalves used the numbers found inside a fortune cookie to win over $421,000 in the Mega Millions game.
Mahendra KC, a 50-year-old immigrant from Nepal, bought the Mega Million Quick Pick ticket from Huntington Liquor in San Bruno for a dollar, lottery officials said Thursday.
The holders of two winning tickets sold outside California will split Tuesday’s estimated $400 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot. Meanwhile, a ticket matching five numbers worth $1.9 million was sold in the Bay Area, according to the California Lottery.
Rule changes to the Mega Millions draw and a the introduction of Powerball in California have led to some of the biggest jackpots in history lately. Is there a method to the madness? A way to find an edge on other ticket-holders? Probably not, but that won’t stop us from trying.
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.