SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — The $38.5 million Mega Millions lottery ticket bought at a Pak 'n Save a few weeks ago belonged to a South San Francisco woman.
Lourdes Salinas walked into the state lottery office in South San Francisco on Nov. 23 and claimed her prize, Mega Millions spokesman Alex Traverso said Monday.
Salinas took the cash option instead of getting paid in installments, Traverso said. She will get $18 million after federal withholdings, according to the lottery office.
Salinas told lottery officials she wasn't interested in talking with the media about her huge windfall, said Traverso, who declined to provide any more information about her.
Salinas hit all six numbers of the Nov. 10 draw. Her ticket was actually one of two that matched those numbers, and she split the reward in a multistate lottery drawing with a total jackpot of $77 million.
The other ticket was purchased in New Jersey.
Stores that sell winning tickets earn a small percentage of the prize, so Pak 'n Save will take in $192,500.