By City News Service
Someone who purchased a lottery ticket in Plaza Antonio should have a pretty sunny disposition today.
That's because a ticket with five numbers, but missing the Mega number, in the Tuesday drawing of the multi-state Mega Millions lottery was sold at the CVS Pharmacy in Rancho Santa Margarita and is worth $140,882.
Another ticket with five numbers, but missing the Mega number, was sold at a USA Gasoline station in the San Joaquin County community of Lockeford and is also worth $140,882.
A ticket with all six numbers was sold in Maryland and its owner must
decide whether to accept a total of $189 million in annual payments over a 26-year period or the lump sum of $129.9 million.
- Did you purchase the winning local ticket? Let Patch know at 949-354-1734 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
There were four other tickets sold with five numbers, but missing the Mega number, one each in Arkansas, Massachusetts, Michigan and New Jersey, according to the Multi-State Lottery Association, which conducts the game.
Each of those tickets are worth $250,000,
California law requires major payoffs of lottery games to be paid on a pari-mutuel basis.
The numbers drawn on Tuesday were 7, 10, 30, 37, 53 and the Mega number was 1.
The drawing was the 19th since the last time a ticket with all six numbers was sold.
The odds of matching all five numbers and the Mega number is 1 in 175,711,536, according to the Mega Millions website. The overall chance of winning a prize is 1 in 40.
The Mega Millions game is played in 43 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The jackpot for Friday's draw will be $12 million.