More people are playing California’s lottery after years of decline because more money is being pumped back into the prize pool and that has increased the jackpots.
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 said Friday that big prize winners often delay coming forward until after getting advice.
The San Jose store owner who sold a winning ticket for the Mega Millions jackpot says he expects the news to boost his business.
Two lucky winning tickets were sold in Tuesday’s near-record $636 million Mega Millions drawing: one at a tiny newsstand in Atlanta, and the other more than 2,000 miles away in California.
A Powerball ticket worth $487,000 was sold at a West Sacramento gas station.
A ticket sold in an Orangevale 7-Eleven store hit it big in the Mega Millions drawing Friday night, matching five of six numbers. That means the lucky buyer who paid $1 is holding a ticket worth $427,749.
A simple scratch satisfies the itch as a local lottery player hits the Christmas jackpot.
It’s too late for California residents to try to cash in on this week’s $588 million Powerball jackpot, but state lottery commissioners voted Thursday to start selling tickets for the game next year.
For more than five months — while Julie Cervera struggled to pay a $600 electrical bill, feed her family and keep the cable company from shutting off her service because she couldn’t pay — she was a millionaire without knowing it.
Hoping to win the $363 million jackpot Tuesday night, Lotto players were flocking to Obrien’s Market in Modesto after the store sold a lucky ticket last week.
While no ticket sold in California matched all six numbers in Tuesday night’s Mega Millions draw, three tickets did match five of the six numbers, including one ticket sold in Yuba City.