California's First Mega Millions Jackpot Winners
The Lucky Seven -- Claim Prize
SACRAMENTO, Calif., (November 18, 2005) – California State Lottery officials are excited to announce that California’s $315 million jackpot winners from Tuesday night’s draw are a lucky group of seven: Jennifer Habib, Kate Lynn Juergens, Joyce Onori, Brenda Heller, Mariza Cuya, Kathy Jones & Bob Guerzon. The winning numbers were 2, 4, 5, 40, 48 and the MEGA number was 7.
“Having the first California MEGA Millions jackpot winners, bring the excitement home,” said Melissa Meith, Acting Director for the California State Lottery. “We’re excited for the winners and glad to be able to provide more money for public schools.”
The winners chose the cash option and will each receive a lump sum payment of approximately $25 million (before federal tax withholding). Rainbow Water, the retailer who sold the winning ticket will receive the maximum bonus of $1,000,000 for selling the winning ticket.
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