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Anonymous winner claims $23M Calif. lottery jackpot

California LotteryCalifornia Lottery: Anonymous winner claims $23M Calif. lottery jackpot

Plus, one winner claims three $205K prizes

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — A lucky California retiree who doesn't want to be named bought a SuperLotto ticket last week worth $23 million.

The man brought the winning ticket Thursday afternoon to the lottery's office on Ruffin Road in Kearny Mesa.

According to a news release from the California Lottery, he said he didn't know he had a winning ticket until he saw the numbers being read on TV in the morning. Plans for the money include paying off his house and traveling, the man said.

Another lottery winner, who also didn't want to be identified, came forward Thursday to claim three $205,000 prizes after buying three Mega Millions tickets in Solana Beach on April 30.

It is "very, very rare" for one individual to have three tickets with winning numbers, said lottery spokeswoman Kelly Kell.

The SuperLotto winner can take an estimated one-time cash payout of $14 million or take the prize in 26 annual payments, Kell said.

The winning ticket, with the numbers 8, 7, 15, 11, 31 and the Mega number of 27, was sold at the Vons grocery store on Mission Gorge Road.

"We are very excited about this," said Vons spokesman Daymond Rice. "We hope it's someone who needs the money."

The market will receive $115,000 for selling the winning ticket. Rice said officials have not yet determined what the company will do with the money, but typically it is donated to nonprofit organizations in the community.

The SuperLotto Plus drawing is held twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

This week, the lottery announced that three Mega Millions tickets were sold at the Qwik Korner Deli & Grocery on South Coast Highway in Solana Beach.

The winning numbers on the tickets were 41, 14, 20, 47, 53 and the Mega number, which was the only one that did not match, 40. Two other people in Garden Grove and La Grange also had tickets with the five winning numbers in that drawing. No one matched all the winning numbers in that night's drawing, which had a jackpot of $266 million, Kell said.

Mega Millions is a multi-state game played in 41 states plus the District of Columbia.

Union Tribune

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rdgrnr's avatar - walt
Way back up in them dadgum hills, son!
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Posted: June 6, 2010, 6:30 pm - IP Logged

A guy bought 3 MM tickets with the same numbers?

I wonder what that was all about. The only thing I could figure is gifts for family and maybe he changed his mind.







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    Posted: June 6, 2010, 6:37 pm - IP Logged

    A guy bought 3 MM tickets with the same numbers?

    I wonder what that was all about. The only thing I could figure is gifts for family and maybe he changed his mind.

    Maybe is a way of confusing the lottery machine terminal. Another man bought 20 tickets with the same numbers on pick 4 and won.  I feel that it is a strategy of tricking the machine. Although i have tried it before and nothing happened.  Just an observation.  I am going to try again by playing one set of numbers 3 times and letting the machine pick the mega ball.  I will do the same for powerball.  The last time the 43 mega ball came out, i played it 5 times on a $5 quick pick.  i won $5x2=10 because i only got the mega ball.Somebody did win the jackpot with it.  I was like, <snip> i had the mega ball 5 times and this is all i got, not even $150 or $10,000.  I QUIT THE STRATEGY.

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      sully16's avatar - sharan
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      Posted: June 6, 2010, 6:37 pm - IP Logged

      congrats to the winner!

      Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

      For a lead role in a cage?


                                                  From Pink Floyd's " Wish you were here"

        RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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        Posted: June 6, 2010, 6:44 pm - IP Logged

        A guy bought 3 MM tickets with the same numbers?

        I wonder what that was all about. The only thing I could figure is gifts for family and maybe he changed his mind.

        Maybe they all had different MegaBall numbers, he was sure about the first five numbers but picking the right bonus number confused him.

         * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                     Evil Looking       

          victorl3ichiban's avatar - georgemichael
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          Posted: June 6, 2010, 7:34 pm - IP Logged

          I wish I win the next CA lottery.

            tiggs95's avatar - Lottery-036.jpg

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            Posted: June 6, 2010, 7:39 pm - IP Logged

            I wish I win the next CA lottery.

            tiggs hopes you do to victor..and he means it!!..Good luck...

              ThatScaryChick's avatar - x1MqPuM
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              Posted: June 7, 2010, 2:14 am - IP Logged

              Congrats to the winner! Yes Nod

              "No one remembers the person who almost climbed the mountain, only the person who eventually gets to the top."

                johngreek's avatar - Lottery-023.jpg
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                Posted: June 7, 2010, 3:50 am - IP Logged


                Enjoy the money responsibly hehe

                  HaveABall's avatar - rocket

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                  Posted: June 7, 2010, 9:11 pm - IP Logged

                  Cool and cool!  Congratulations to the jubilant tickets winners!US Flag

                  Having several millions of dollars in my financial accounts means receiving several valuable services each day!