California Mega Millions Player Wins $285,828

Imagine being the lucky person in California who matched five numbers in the Mega Millions draw, walking away with a cool $285,828. Although it wasn’t the mind-boggling $560 million jackpot, it’s still a significant win worth celebrating.

The California Lottery revealed that this fortunate ticket perfectly matched five winning numbers from the draw held on Tuesday, June 4. Sadly, it missed out on the Mega Ball. The winning numbers were 19, 37, 40, 63, and 69, with the Mega Ball being 17. And to add to the excitement, the ticket also had a Megaplier of 3.

This winning ticket was bought at a liquor store nestled in West Covina, just about 20 miles east of bustling downtown Los Angeles. Alongside this big win, nearly 150,000 other tickets sold in California scored prizes ranging from a couple of bucks to nearly $5,000. It’s interesting how California adjusts prize amounts based on ticket sales and the number of winners.

While the grand prize went to someone in Illinois, boasting an estimated value of $20 million with a cash option of about $9.4 million for the next draw on Friday, June 7, players from various states had reasons to rejoice with smaller victories. Notably, a player in Maryland bagged a significant prize of $1 million by matching five numbers.

Winning the Mega Millions jackpot is no small feat. To hit the jackpot, you need to match all five white balls and the gold Mega Ball. And while not everyone can snag the grand prize, the thrill of the draw and the dream of striking it rich keep players eagerly participating in the Mega Millions lottery.

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