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Mega Millions ticket with five of six winning numbers sold in San Luis Obispo

Posted at 8:45 AM, Oct 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-14 14:33:45-05

UPDATE (12/14/18) – The California Lottery has identified the winner as Teresa Chandler.


 

UPDATE (10/24/18, 10:25 a.m.) – The winning ticket sold in San Luis Obispo is worth $562,472, according to a California Lottery spokesperson.

After federal taxes, which total 37 percent, the winner will take home $354,357.36.

The winner has 180 days from Tuesday to claim their prize.

In this case, because the ticket is less than $1 million, lottery officials say the retailer does not receive a bonus.


 

UPDATE ( 8:58 p.m.) – A ticket matching five of six numbers for the Mega Millions Jackpot was sold in San Luis Obispo at the SLO Quick Stop on Broad Street.

According to the California Lottery, eight tickets were sold across the state with five of six matching numbers. The prize money is still being determined.

There has been no Mega Millions winner in California. It isn’t immediately clear if there is a winner in another state.


 

(8:17 p.m.) – The winning numbers have been drawn for the record $1.6 billion Mega Millions lottery jackpot, but it isn’t immediately clear if there’s a winner .

The numbers drawn in Tuesday night’s drawing are 5, 28, 62, 65, 70 and Mega Ball 5.

The estimated jackpot is the largest lottery prize ever . The jackpot has been growing since July, when a group of California office workers won $543 million.

If no tickets match the Tuesday numbers, lottery officials say the jackpot is expected to grow to an estimated $2 billion for Friday’s drawing.

It costs $2 to play the game, but the odds of matching all six numbers and taking home the grand prize is a dismal 1 in 302.5 million.

Mega Millions is played in 44 states as well as Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.