Winning Mega Millions Jackpot Ticket Sold in California
Eight other tickets have been declared partial winners.
A ticket matching all five numbers and the Megaball had been sold at Ernie's Liquors in San Jose. The shop will receive $1 million for selling the winning ticket.
The winning numbers drawn Tuesday were 1, 2, 4, 19, 29, and the Megaball was 20.
"I hope he does a lot of charity, and maybe take care of all the family members and relatives around him or her. Whoever the person is, I wish good luck to them," Kewal Sachdev, the owner of Ernie's Liquors, told CNN affiliate KRON.
Sachdev was napping when he was told about the ticket, he told the Mercury News. “We were wishing,” he said. “And the wish came true today. I’m still digesting what happened. I don’t know at this time how to react.”
The winner of the ticket has not officially come forward.
Eight other tickets also matched all five numbers. Six of the winning tickets are worth $1 million each and were sold in Arizona, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota and two in New Jersey, lottery officials report. Two tickets, sold in Massachusetts and Texas, are worth $3 million each because of the optional Megaplier, which costs an extra $1.
Tuesday’s drawing was the sixth-largest in the game’s history.
The jackpot will now be reset to $40 million for the next drawing, which will be held on July 27.
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