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.
Have you ever had identical quadruplets? Your odds of doing that are 15 times better than winning tonight’s mega millions jackpot with a single ticket. Still, the tickets are selling quickly and raising the jackpot to a near-record.
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.
Wednesday’s Powerball jackpot has ballooned to an estimated $360 million, with a cash value of $229.2 million, making it the third largest Powerball jackpot and the seventh largest jackpot ever.
California will join the popular, multi-state mega-jackpot Powerball lottery game in 2013 following a vote by the California Lottery Commission Thursday.
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.