Orange County Man Receives Early Christmas Present
21st November 2017 4:37 PM
Billy Spurlock of Costa Mesa, California matched five main Mega Millions numbers in the drawing on October 10th to win a prize of $1.8 million. Billy admitted, "I've never won a thing in my life," and is now looking forward to Christmas even more than he was previously, thanks to his new fortune.
Where was the winning ticket sold?
Billy purchased the Mega Millions ticket at the 76 gas station, located on St Tustin Avenue in Costa Mesa, California. The ticket matched the numbers 7, 16, 24, 61, and 62, just missing out on the Mega Ball number, which was 2. The prize breakdown for the drawing is available on the Mega Millions Numbers page.
There was no jackpot winner in the drawing and Billy was the only player to win a Match 5 prize. The value of the second-tier prize is normally $1 million. However, Billy bought his ticket in California where, by state law, prize amounts are pari-mutuel, varying depending on the numbers of winners and ticket sales. You can learn more about Mega Millions prizes on the dedicated page.
The Orange County man commented on his win, saying "It'll be a nice nest egg, and it'll make for a nice Christmas." How would you celebrate Christmas if you won a Mega Millions prize? Tweet your answers to @MegaMillionsUS.
In addition to Billy’s winnings, the gas station will also receive $9,061 for selling the winning ticket.
California has produced two Mega Millions jackpot winners in 2017 so far. The first was Jack Freney, who won $191 million on January 27th and purchased his ticket in Nipton. The second winner was David Trapp. David won $61 million on April 28th and bought his ticket in Laguna Hills. You can find out more about the latest jackpot winners and view the biggest winners of all time on the Mega Millions Winners page.
What is today’s Mega Millions Jackpot?
Today’s Mega Millions jackpot is an estimated $106 million, as the jackpot has rolled over a total of ten times with no jackpot winner! The top prize was last won on October 13th by Kevin and Stephanie Blake from Michigan, who banked $21 million.
There’s still plenty of time to choose your numbers before the drawing takes place at 11:00 pm ET. You can get your tickets for tonight’s drawing from your local authorized retailer and fans of the game can also choose their numbers online. You can also find out more on the How to Play Mega Millions page. The winning numbers will be available shortly after tonight’s drawing on the Latest Numbers section.
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