Mega Millions Ticket Worth $61 Million Sold in Orange County
29th April 2017 3:57 PM
A lottery player who bought their Mega Millions ticket at a 7-Eleven in Laguna Hills, California has won the $61 million jackpot from the drawing on Friday April 28th. The lucky player who matched all five main numbers and the Mega Ball has yet to come forward and claim their prize, reported lottery officials.
The winnings numbers for the draw were; 6, 13, 18, 20 and 31 with Mega Ball 13.
Lottery officials have strongly recommended that the winner sign the back of his or her ticket and store the ticket in a safe place. The lucky ticket holder has also been encouraged to visit any of the nine lottery district offices located in California to claim their winnings. Players can learn more about where to claim prizes by visiting the dedicated page.
The winner has one year to make their claim and can choose to take the cash lump sum of $37.3 million or opt for the full amount (less federal taxes) paid out in 30 payments over 29 years.
This latest success is the second jackpot to go to winning ticket bought in California in the past four months. Jack Freney won $191 million having purchased a Mega Millions ticket at Primm Valley Lotto in Nipton for the January 27th drawing.
Tuesday’s Mega Millions jackpot is now an estimated $15 million. Tickets are available from authorized retailers or players can choose their numbers online. Find out more by heading over to the Buy Tickets page. Also, don’t forget to follow @MegaMillionsUS on Twitter for the latest news updates.
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