$135 Million Jackpot Ticket Claimed in California
RELEASE DATE: 10/22/2010
SACRAMENTO – A lucky California Lottery player came in to a Lottery District Office to lay claim to a MEGA Millions jackpot worth $135 million.
John Davis successfully matched all six numbers – 4, 10, 26, 32, 41, and Mega number 31 – in the August 27 drawing. He purchased his winning ticket at Bottle Liquor, which is located at 999 Main Street in Morro Bay.
The retailer who sold the jackpot ticket, the owner of Bottle Liquor, received a bonus of $665,000. Davis chose the cash option amount for this ticket and will take home more than $93 million before taxes.
MEGA Millions is a multistate game, played in California and 41 other states. Players pick five numbers from 1 to 56 plus a Mega number from 1 to 46. Draw times are Tuesdays and Fridays at 8:00 p.m. PST. Tickets are $1 and can be purchased from any of the more than 21,000 California Lottery retailers. Please visit the California Lottery’s MEGA Millions site for more information.
The California Lottery is celebrating 25 years of enhancing education and supporting local communities. More than 94 cents of every dollar spent by our players goes to public schools and colleges, prizes and retail commissions. Since 2000, Lottery players have contributed $1 billion to public schools each year and since we began in 1985, Lottery players have contributed more than $23 billion to education.