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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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Fire crews gain ground on stubborn Southland wildfires

  Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times In the fire-damaged Oakridge Mobile Home Park hundreds of homes were destroyed, but some survived. “We have found no human remains at this point.” That was the conclusion today from a Los Angeles County Coroner official about the search for victims at the fire-ravaged Oakridge Mobile Home Park in Sylmar. L.A. County Coroner spokesman Ed Winter says investigation teams combed through the rubble yesterday and today in the mobile home park. However, there is still some concern because some residents of the park have not checked... Read More →

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