$522 Million Mega Millions Ticket Sold in San Diego!
RELEASE DATE: 6/10/2019
SACRAMENTO – A California Lottery player who purchased a Mega Millions ticket in San Diego has won the $522 million jackpot (less federal taxes). The winning ticket matched all six numbers (27-68-17-19-40 and the Mega number 2) from Friday night’s draw. The winner has the option of taking the lump-sum amount of $340.1 million or the entire $522 million spread out in annual payments over 30 years.
The winning ticket was purchased at Sorrento Deli Mart, which is located at 10920 Roselle Street, Suite 109-110 in San Diego. We will not know who the winner is until they submit a winner’s claim form and the ticket is verified by the California Lottery. Sorrento Deli Mart will also collect a retailer bonus of $1 million just for selling the winning ticket. (The retailer bonus is not subtracted from the winner’s prize.)
Another California Lottery player who purchased a Mega Millions ticket in Seal Beach has won $1,143,154 (less federal taxes). The winning ticket matched five of the six numbers also from Friday night’s draw (27-68-17-19, and 40, missing just the Mega number 2).
The winning ticket was purchased at Leisure World Automotive 76 located at 13980 Seal Beach Boulevard in Seal Beach (Orange County). The 76 station will collect a retailer bonus of $5,715 just for selling the winning ticket.
All players are strongly encouraged to sign the back of their tickets in ink, keep them in a safe place, and submit their claims at one of the Lottery’s nine district offices. Friday night’s jackpot ticket winner has one year from the date of the draw to claim their prize. Friday night’s five of six ticket winner has 180 days from the date of the draw to claim their prize. For a list of California Lottery District Office locations, see www.calottery.com.
Mega Millions is played in 44 states (plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands). Draw times are Tuesdays and Fridays at 8 p.m. PT. The draw closes at 7:45 p.m., so players must buy their tickets by then to qualify for that draw. Tickets cost $2 and can be purchased from any of the more than 23,000 California Lottery retailers or one of the more than 4,000 Lottery Lucky retailers. Please visit the California Lottery website at www.calottery.com for more information on how to play.
The California Lottery’s mission is to provide supplemental funding to California public schools, including kindergarten and grades 1-12, community colleges, the California State University, the University of California, and other California public educational entities. In fiscal year 2017-18 the Lottery transferred more than $1.7 billion to public education. This funding translates to an average of about $211 per student for students attending California’s public schools. During the same period the Lottery generated almost $7 billion in sales, more than 95% of which goes back to the community in the form of prize payments, retailer commissions and bonuses, and contributions to education. The California Lottery urges its customers to play responsibly. Problem gambling resources are available to anyone at 1-800-GAMBLER.