YERMO • Although the two winners of one of the biggest jackpots in lottery history were not from California, one lucky winner purchased a Mega Millions lottery ticket worth $209,300 at an AM PM in Yermo before the drawing on Tuesday.
Someone purchased a ticket that had five of six winning numbers on it in Tuesday's Mega Millions lottery contest. The convenience store that sold the ticket will not receive any money for the ticket sale because it was not a jackpot-winning ticket, said a California Lottery representative.
As of Thursday morning, the lucky winner had not yet claimed the prize, although Gamini Urupellewwe, the manager of Desert AM PM on Yermo Road, said a local woman came in on Wednesday night who claimed she had the winning ticket. He said the woman is a regular customer at the store.
There were a total of 10 tickets sold in California that had five of the winning numbers. A representative from the California Lottery Office said three of the winning tickets had already been claimed as of Thursday morning, but not the one that had been sold in Yermo. Winners have 180 days to claim their prizes in California.
The jackpot drawn on Tuesday night was the second largest in Mega Millions history at $380 million. Two players in Washington State and Idaho picked all six of the winning numbers, which were 4, 8, 15, 25, 47 and 42 as the mega ball number.
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