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Photo courtesy Mega Millions -- Retired Riverside County man, Rick Knudsen and his wife, Lorie, claimed a $180 million lottery jackpot September 2, 2014

$180 million lottery jackpot winner claims his prize

Riverside County retiree Rick Knudsen knows the odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot are long so “…I don’t play unless I feel lucky, and the jackpot is high. I felt lucky,” is  how he described that gut feeling last month. Knudsen bought five Mega Millions quick picks at a 7-Eleven in Calimesa for the August 22 draw. One of those lottery tickets hit the big one, a jackpot for $180 million! The lucky numbers: 5, 31, 34, 41, 74 and the Mega Ball 3. Knudsen and his wife, Lorie,... Read More →

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$180 million lottery jackpot won in CA still unclaimed

The winner of that $180 million Mega Millions jackpot has yet to step forward. The jackpot is from last Friday’s, August 22, draw. The lucky ticket was bought at a 7-11, 301 County Line Road in Calimesa in Riverside County. The retailer is due $900,000, one half-of-one percent of the jackpot amount, for selling the winning ticket. So why has the winner or winners not shown up at a local lottery office to collect their prize? California Lottery‘ Mike Bond told me today this... Read More →

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Lucky Mega Millions ticket sold in California wins $180 million jackpot!

   Someone who bought  a Mega Millions ticket in California for last Friday’s draw is very rich today. That ticket is worth $180 million or $107.1 million if the winner opted for the cash option. The ticket was purchased  at a 7-Eleven store in Calimesa in Riverside County. Those winning numbers: 5, 31, 34, 41, 74 and the Mega Ball 3. This is the second time this year a ticket purchased in the Golden State has won the Mega Millions big money pot. Back on April 4, Leopoldo Choi  bought... Read More →

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Mega Millions jackpot skyrockets to $180 million

   The Mega Millions lottery jackpot has skyrocketed to at least $180 million. Last night the jackpot rolled over again after no one purchased a ticket with all of the winning numbers. Those big bucks digits are 22, 39, 56, 67, 71, and the Mega Ball 15. The jackpot starts with 15 millions, then grows by a minimum of 5 million per draw, until someone buys a ticket with all six of the lucky numbers. The odds of winning the big haul is one in 258,890,850, according to the... Read More →

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Mega Millions jackpot jumps to $100 million

  The Mega Millions lottery has jumped into the very serious money category. No one ticket held all of the winning numbers in last night’s draw. Those numbers are 13, 29, 34, 37, 72, and the Mega 6. A lucky California ticket has all of those digits, except the Mega. It was bought in Visalia, a town up north in the San Joaquin Valley, and is worth $1,154,385. That could really spark up your weekend. So the jackpot got pumped up to $100 million!  A lot of... Read More →

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Is Burbank on a lottery winning roll?

Burbank just might be on a lottery roll. In the past two months, there have been two big wins in the Media City — for a total of $1, 344, 779! Just a few days ago, someone purchased a  winning Mega Millions ticket for the March 28, 2014 draw, and it is worth $344, 779. That ticket was bought at Burbank Deli and Market  at 1414 West Alameda Avenue. In February, a security guard got real lucky when he stopped in at the 7-11 at 600... Read More →

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Mega Millions ticket worth $30 million sold in Century City

Someone holding a  winning Mega Millions lottery ticket bought in Century City for last night’s draw, is very, very rich today. That ticket is the big one — the winner of the $30 million jackpot. It was purchased at the Century City 76 gas station 10389 Santa Monica Boulevard. Friday’s lucky numbers: 1, 10, 15, 41, 54, and the Mega Ball 9. The Mega Millions jackpot is now reset at $15 million for next Tuesday’s draw.

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Photo: FLLewis/Media City G -- Lottery signs at Burbank Deli and Market 1414 West Alameda Avenue Burbank May 16, 2013

Mega Millions lucky ticket sold in Burbank

No one won the $15 million jackpot in last Friday’s Mega Millions lottery draw, but a ticket purchased in Burbank did score a six-figure payday! That ticket had five of the winning numbers: 2, 3, 9, 50, and 73, but not the Mega Ball 12. That ticket is still a big winner. It’s worth $344, 779! The lucky ticket was bought at the Burbank Deli and Market  at 1414 West Alameda Avenue. So far, the ticket holder has not stepped forward — but the owner of the Burbank... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis/Mediacityg -- Tom Huber owner of Otto's European Import & Deli 2320 West Clark Avenue Burbank 91506 March 19, 2014

No jackpot winner, but Burbank store still lucky

  The $400 million Mega Millions jackpot is history. Two lottery ticket players in last night’s draw will split the money pot. For the first time, Florida has a Mega Millions jackpot winner, and the other player bought the winning ticket in Maryland. The hot numbers: 11, 19, 24, 33, 51, and the Mega Ball 7. California was not completely shut out of the big money. A ticket purchased up north in San Bruno has all of the winning numbers except the Mega. That ticket is worth $1.96 million! No... Read More →

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Mega Millions jackpot jets to $400 million!

  The Mega Millions jackpot just keeps growing and growing! No ticket had all six of last night’s winning numbers: 7, 20, 40, 54,69, and the Mega 12. So the jackpot rolled over again and now stands at $400 million — the third largest Mega Millions money pot ever. The last time someone hit this jackpot was on January 3, for $61 million. So there are winners, even though, game officials have made it tougher for players to hit the big one. Last October, the odds of winning... Read More →

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Mega Millions jackpot jumps to $353 million!

  The Mega Millions jackpot money bag is stuffed with even more millions today, after no one selected all of the winning numbers in last night’s draw. The lucky numbers from Tuesday’s game: 9, 14, 56, 57, 69, and the Mega Ball 10.   The jackpot has jumped to $353 million!  That’s the fifth largest Mega Millions jackpot in history. This lottery game has been on a roll since January 3 — without a jackpot winner. The next chance to score it all, Friday,... Read More →

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Mega Millions jackpot swells to $309 million!

The Mega Millions lottery jackpot is in record-breaking territory. No one matched all six of the winning numbers in last night’s draw so that fat money pot got even fatter! It now stands at $309 million, the ninth largest Mega Millions jackpot in history. Friday’s winning numbers: 11, 13, 51, 57, 69, and the Mega Ball 1. The Mega Millions jackpot has been growing since January 3. The question now is how high will it go before someone wins this  humongous jackpot? The next draw is Tuesday, March... Read More →

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Mega Millions jackpot explodes to $270 million!

There were some lucky ticket holders in last night’s Mega Millions lottery draw, but, none had all of the six winning numbers. Here are those digits: 10, 29, 31, 35, 45 and the Mega Ball 10. Three tickets bought in California matched the first five numbers,but missed the Mega. Each ticket is worth $421, 804. Two were purchased in Northern California, while the third was picked up at the Town House 7941 Eastern Avenue, in Bell Gardens. The jackpot rolled over to $270 million. It has been growing since January 3.... Read More →

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Mega Millions jackpot surges to $240 million!

The toughest money game in around right now is the Mega Millions. Once again, no one picked the six winning numbers in last night’s draw. Those lucky digits: 3, 31, 50, 58, 59, and the Mega Ball 6. The jackpot rolled over to $240 million! The seventh highest money pot for that game in five years. The jackpot has been growing since January 3 when it was hit for $61 million. The next draw is Tuesday, March 4.

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Mega Millions jackpot leaps to $216 million!

Money, money, money! The Mega Millions jackpot is growing again. More than 2.2  million tickets were bought for last night’s draw — but none was a jackpot winner, according to lottery officials. Tuesday’s numbers: 12, 18, 25, 35, 66, and the Mega Ball 15. The jackpot rolled over to $216 million! When the money pot hits that level, lottery fever spreads and the lines for Mega Million tickets get longer.  The next draw is Friday, February 28.

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Mega Millions jackpot nears $200 million!

The pile of money just got bigger in the Mega Millions lottery. Again, the six winning numbers proved to be elusive for the players in that game. The jackpot has been growing since it was hit on January 3 for $61 million. The lucky numbers from last night’s draw: 23, 29, 32, 45, 46 and the Mega Ball 15. The jackpot rolled over to $195 million — but it could leap the $200 million mark by the next draw — Tuesday, February 25.

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Mega Millions jackpot skyrockets to $172 million!

The Mega Millions jackpot has blown up to $172 million! No one selected all of the lucky winners in last night’s draw — so more millions got added to the money pot. Tuesday’s winning numbers: 23, 29, 31, 37, 70, and the Mega Ball 14. The jackpot has reached the lottery fever zone — so the ticket buying is expected to kick into high gear. That could pump even more moolah into the jackpot. The next chance to score the Mega Millions big one is Friday, February 21.  

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Mega Millions on a roll again balloons to $154 million!

No one picked all of the winning numbers in last night’s Mega Millions draw, so the jackpot rolled over to $154 million! That’s the richest jackpot for that game since last November. The Valentine’s Day numbers: 20, 28, 35, 71, 72 and the Mega Ball 7. While no ticket hit the jackpot, two had all of the lucky numbers except the Mega Ball. One was bought in New York the other right here in the Southland at Stop And Save  12946 North Bess Avenue in Baldwin Park. Each... Read More →

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Web Buzz: Tuesday February 11, 2014

Mega Millions jackpot stands at $122 million for tonight’s draw. Sure the odds of winning are long, but folks do get wealthy scoring a lesser prize. Last Tuesday, 27 year-old Carlos Cardenas of Whittier bought $5 in Mega Millions lottery tickets. Today, he’s nearly a million dollars richer — after picking all the winning numbers except the Mega Ball  in the February 4 game. Disney is being sued over the shady “Lotso” bear character in “Toy Story 3.” A New Jersey company, which produces the... Read More →

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Winning Mega Millions tickets sold in California!

Yeah, they say you have a better chance of being struck by lightning than winning the lottery jackpot. Well, lightning struck at least twice in yesterday’s huge $648 million Mega Millions game. One winning ticket was sold in Georgia — the other in California. Finally we get some of that lottery moolah. The lucky Cali ticket was bought at Jenny’s Gift Shop 1818 Tully Road in San Jose. That ticket is worth around $318 million. The winner has not step forward, but the owner of Thuy Nguyen met... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis/Media City G -- Otto's Import Store & Delicatessen 2320 W Clark Ave, Burbank December 17, 2013

Luckiest store in Burbank

Tom Huber thinks his Burbank store is the luckiest in town and with good reason. Seven years ago, a winning lottery ticket for $1.2 million was purchased at Otto’s Import Store & Delicatessen, 2320 West Clark Avenue. Also, players have bought lottery tickets, including scratchers, at this little European import shop, worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. People buy a lot of tickets when the jackpot gets huge, but Huber says his shop is a destination for players who focus on the scratcher tickets as well. Some buy one or... Read More →

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Mega Millions jackpot blows up to $636 million!

  Lottery fever is sweeping the country! In a matter of days, the Mega Millions jackpot exploded from $550 to $636 million — and that money pot is still growing! It is now nearing the all time Mega Millions record of $656 million —  won by a group of players on March 30, 2012. As part of the new rules that took effect last October, the game now has a new second prize feature of at least $1 million. To win this prize, you have to... Read More →

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