A cookie didn’t just tell a Northern California woman’s fortune, it won her one.
The holders of two lucky tickets purchased states apart awoke to good news Wednesday: They will split a Mega Millions jackpot of $414 million, the third-largest prize in the game’s history.
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.
It’s the ultimate fantasy: Walk into a store, plunk down a dollar, and with nothing but luck – really extraordinary luck – you win a giant lottery.
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 Modesto man is one of eight so far to claim $227,955 after matching five of the numbers in Friday’s record Mega Millions jackpot.
Who won the Mega Millions jackpot? Unfortunately, they’re not in California, according to lottery officials. Our sister station in Baltimore, WJZ, reports a jackpot-winning ticket was sold in Baltimore County.
A loophole allows EBT cardholders to buy lottery tickets with one swipe.
The Mega Millions jackpot has now skyrocketed to an estimated $640 million for Friday’s drawing.