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Mega Millions lottery ticket worth $133M sold in Calif.

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Morro Bay liquor store to get $665,000 commission

A $133 million lottery jackpot is more than the stuff of daydreams for one customer of a Morro Bay, California, liquor store.

Bottle Liquor and Deli at 999 Main St. in Morro Bay sold the winning Mega Millions lottery ticket, the only jackpot winner in Friday's 41-state drawing, according to the California Lottery.

The winning numbers: 4-10-26-32-41 and Mega 31.

The odds of winning a Mega Millions jackpot, according to the lottery: 1 in 176 million. It's the largest lottery win ever for San Luis Obispo County and one of the largest in California history, lottery spokesman Alex Traverso said.

In May, a Southern California woman won a $266 million Mega Millions jackpot, the largest individual win on record.

Nick Martinez, manager of Bottle Liquor and Deli, said the next largest wins sold at the store were about $20,000.

"We've sold some nice winners, but we've never sold the (Mega) millionaire before," said Martinez, who returned to work from a vacation Saturday to hear the news from the store's owner.

Bottle Liquor and Deli will receive $665,000 for selling the ticket.

As of Saturday, no one had stepped forward to claim the prize, Traverso said. When the winner does, he said, he or she can choose between a $92.4 million lump sum and 26 annual payments.

The winner of the jackpot has one year to claim the prize, Traverso said, "but very rarely do we have a jackpot winner (of a prize) this size wait more than a week."

San Luis Obispo Tribune

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Posted: August 30, 2010, 10:14 am - IP Logged

Nice win ...........

I hope that the winner is a nice person ..........

I also hope that they are not hounded by the leaches of society ............

Best wishes to all who win and also to those who don't !!!!!

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    Posted: August 30, 2010, 1:24 pm - IP Logged

    Sheesh! another gross 3-digit millionaire California ticket jackpot winner ... the rest of the country needs hope too!

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      Posted: August 30, 2010, 2:12 pm - IP Logged

      "Morro Bay liquor store to get $665,000 commission."

      That's a nice sized commission.

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

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        Posted: August 30, 2010, 3:48 pm - IP Logged

        August 28, 2010 headline

        "$133M Mega Million Jackpot goes to Calif Player"

        This is a repeat from five months ago....

        March 6, 2010

        "California Player Wins $133M Mega Millions Jackpot"

         

        BTW, Morro Bay is a seaside village on the central coast of California (which is really beautiful).  So if the person who won actually lives there, then that little bit of paradise just got sweeter.  I hope the best for them and that they handle it well.

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          Posted: August 30, 2010, 3:55 pm - IP Logged

          "Morro Bay liquor store to get $665,000 commission."

          That's a nice sized commission.

          That's enough that the stores clerks shouldn't expect a tip from the winner.

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            Posted: August 30, 2010, 5:59 pm - IP Logged

            August 28, 2010 headline

            "$133M Mega Million Jackpot goes to Calif Player"

            This is a repeat from five months ago....

            March 6, 2010

            "California Player Wins $133M Mega Millions Jackpot"

             

            BTW, Morro Bay is a seaside village on the central coast of California (which is really beautiful).  So if the person who won actually lives there, then that little bit of paradise just got sweeter.  I hope the best for them and that they handle it well.

            Yep, check the Related Stories box above.

             

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              Posted: August 30, 2010, 10:26 pm - IP Logged

              Dpoly1,

              Whoever wins the lottery should be aware that, if someone knows they've won, which may be obvious after awhile, they'll try and get money from that winner. It is a fact of life that your "Leaches" gravitate toward people with money, particularly new money.  Not only strangers, but family members, friends, associates and especially people who have participated in lottery pools with the winner (My sister-in-law won $122,000.00 jackpot in the California Lottery, and her fellow workers were all set to sue her, claiming she was part of a lottery pool.) will show up at their door with palms up. Many an unwary lottery winner has been inundated with DEMANDS for money from people they knew. In this economy, it might be a good idea to keep a low profile if you win big.

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                Posted: August 30, 2010, 10:28 pm - IP Logged

                That's enough that the stores clerks shouldn't expect a tip from the winner.

                The store clerks don't get squat.  Only the store owner gets the commission and they are, IMO, usually too cheap to give anything.  I would be very surprised if the clerk got anything from the owner, except maybe a 100 bucks if the clerk is lucky.  If I won $133M/3 ≈ $44.333M cash payout after taxes, I would certainly give a tip.  I'd probably give about $12K.  (Under IRS rules, a person can give up to $13K to another person without paying federal taxes)

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                  Posted: August 30, 2010, 10:35 pm - IP Logged

                  August 28, 2010 headline

                  "$133M Mega Million Jackpot goes to Calif Player"

                  This is a repeat from five months ago....

                  March 6, 2010

                  "California Player Wins $133M Mega Millions Jackpot"

                   

                  BTW, Morro Bay is a seaside village on the central coast of California (which is really beautiful).  So if the person who won actually lives there, then that little bit of paradise just got sweeter.  I hope the best for them and that they handle it well.

                  First, California is a big state and has the largest population so expect the most winners to be here.  California is so big, that there has often been talk of splitting the state in two, a North and South as with the Civil War.  Perhaps California will also have a civil war.  Embarassed

                  Second, because Morrow Bay is a seaside village, there is a chance the winner already has money and might not even need it.  I'm just speculating, of course.

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                    Posted: August 30, 2010, 10:41 pm - IP Logged

                    Dpoly1,

                    Whoever wins the lottery should be aware that, if someone knows they've won, which may be obvious after awhile, they'll try and get money from that winner. It is a fact of life that your "Leaches" gravitate toward people with money, particularly new money.  Not only strangers, but family members, friends, associates and especially people who have participated in lottery pools with the winner (My sister-in-law won $122,000.00 jackpot in the California Lottery, and her fellow workers were all set to sue her, claiming she was part of a lottery pool.) will show up at their door with palms up. Many an unwary lottery winner has been inundated with DEMANDS for money from people they knew. In this economy, it might be a good idea to keep a low profile if you win big.

                    Dpoly1,

                    so tell us, what happened to your sister-in-law?  Did she get sued or was she allowed to live in peace?  Tell us, tell us, we want to hear the rest of your story.  Big Smile

                    But you're right of course.  I have always said here, that it's best to go the blind trust route via attorney.  $122,000 isn't that much so I don't know if I'd bother.  After reading your post, perhaps I would now.

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                      Posted: August 30, 2010, 10:50 pm - IP Logged

                      Congrats to the winner but dang its always cali!

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                        Posted: August 30, 2010, 11:40 pm - IP Logged

                        O.K. the stats in here show 1 in 175,711,536 spread over 41 states. That is just to win the big mega jack pot; the stats show that 3,904,701 to 1 for getting five numbers and not hitting the mega .Other stats show for Super Lotto plus in California are   41,416,353 to 1 for hitting all five plus the mega, and 1,592,937 to 1 hitting all five without the mega. Pretty high odds and that should reflect the numbers of winners per the most densely populated areas and the areas that have the highs amount of lotto sales. In other words the states and counties that sell the most sales and have the highs population should be the state and county with the most wines, right? Well as per the lotto information New York sells the most lotto sales? The New York area also has the highest population in the country as per the U.S. censes. Why then is California way ahead of New York in winnings? New York sells more tickets and has a higher population. Let’s look at what area in California that is winning, the L.A area wines more than any other county in the state, winning the majority of mega and lotto’s everything over $100,000, from the majority of scratcher tickets to mega and lotto. In California one could say that the L.A. area of 15 million populations is why, but not so fast the bay area’s combined population extends to North of San Francisco to the South Bay passed Gilroy area to the East Bay that never stops till it gets to Sacramento. People that live in this area knows it is one big metropolises area not separate like the San Diego area from L.A. The other thing about the amount of winners per sale central California also has more sales that LA. So let me ask, is the L.A area just luckier that the rest of the country and luckier that the rest of California or is more going on here than meets the eye ,oh let me also tell you that the lotto is based out of LA. This is great that an area outside of the LA area has won but remembers that of the 14 or so mega winners in California only three have been outside the LA area     

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                          Dpoly, they dropped the suit, since their lawyer decided early on they didn't have a prayer to win on that basis. She was very generous to the employees at her workplace, and they should have appreciated the fact that she and my wife not only cooked a huge meal for them, but she bought several pizzas, fried chicken buckets and soft drinks for the celebration feast.

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                            BR3TT722,

                             

                            No, it's certainly NOT "Always Cali". In fact, the vast majority of jackpot winners are back east. We do have our own Lottery Jackpot, though, and the winners naturally are from the state (or Mexico...)