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$188 million winning Mega Millions lottery ticket sold in California

Jan 28, 2017, 3:11 pm

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NIPTON, Calif. — A lottery ticket with all six winning numbers in the latest multi-state Mega Millions draw was sold just inside the California border and its owner must decide whether to receive the $188 million jackpot in 30 installments or its $113.6 million cash value, the California Lottery announced today.

The numbers drawn Friday night were 17, 37, 53, 54, and 61, with Mega Ball number 8. The Megaplier was 3.

The drawing was the 20th since the last time a ticket matching all six numbers was sold.

There were no second-place tickets sold with five numbers, but missing the Mega number.

The winning ticket was sold at the Primm Valley Lotto Store in the unincorporated San Bernardino County community of Nipton.

The odds of matching all five numbers and the Mega number is 1 in 258,890,850, according to the Mega Millions website. The overall chance of winning a prize is 1 in 14.71.

The Mega Millions game is played in 44 states, plus the District of Columbia and U.S. Virgin Islands.

The jackpot for Tuesday's draw will be $15 million.

MAP: Primm Valley Lotto Store in Nipton, California

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Lotto Store Road?  LOL

I wonder if a Nevada citizen is the purchaser.

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    I guess it was not my ticket from Altadena....Unhappy

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      congrats 2 the lucky sucker/s Roll Eyes

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        Lotto Store Road?  LOL

        I wonder if a Nevada citizen is the purchaser.

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        I think it wouldn't matter.   Let's say he was a Nevada citizen.   He just has to get himself situated in Californy, I think by 180 days.
        Maybe start out by getting hisself a yacht, docking it in a bay, furnishing it paying the slip fee, and homeboy's good to go!
        And worry about the other stuff later. 

        I mean Californy ain't going anywhere.  And likely, the winner doesn't plan to settle anywhere but in Californy.

        • Don't chase the numbers you play.
        • Play only numbers you've already played, plus however many random picks.
        • But, ALWAYS the regular numbers you play.  This will make you a winner, not a chaser.
                   (so far, though, I've yet to win any significant lotto prize)
        • Oh, but always know where your tickets are, as well as your ticket's deadline.
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          I think it wouldn't matter.   Let's say he was a Nevada citizen.   He just has to get himself situated in Californy, I think by 180 days.
          Maybe start out by getting hisself a yacht, docking it in a bay, furnishing it paying the slip fee, and homeboy's good to go!
          And worry about the other stuff later. 

          I mean Californy ain't going anywhere.  And likely, the winner doesn't plan to settle anywhere but in Californy.

          It definitely doesnt matter. And no, no one has to relocate in order to claim a jackpot in any state.  It's not that uncommon for people on vacation to buy a ticket in one state though living in another state (See Florida).  I was just wondering how much business the store gets from Nevada.

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            I guess it was not my ticket from Altadena....Unhappy

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            Yeah, it's a bummer, I guess.

            To find out that the winner of such a liberating lotto prize is from another city.

            Keep trying, and your turn should eventually come up.

            That's what I have to keep telling myself. 

            I keep having to tell myself, ok, not this week, but maybe next week.

            So far though, no win. And, I really need this win, like you wouldn't believe.

            • Don't chase the numbers you play.
            • Play only numbers you've already played, plus however many random picks.
            • But, ALWAYS the regular numbers you play.  This will make you a winner, not a chaser.
                       (so far, though, I've yet to win any significant lotto prize)
            • Oh, but always know where your tickets are, as well as your ticket's deadline.
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              My mantra is: Somebody has to win, why not me? Jester

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                It definitely doesnt matter. And no, no one has to relocate in order to claim a jackpot in any state.  It's not that uncommon for people on vacation to buy a ticket in one state though living in another state (See Florida).  I was just wondering how much business the store gets from Nevada.

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                Just saying, Californy's my destination. But the doggone prize has to come my way.
                I wouldn't mind moving to that part of Nevada, unless someone has any insight, for or against such a decision.
                And I would definitely be getting my tickets at the Californy store.

                • Don't chase the numbers you play.
                • Play only numbers you've already played, plus however many random picks.
                • But, ALWAYS the regular numbers you play.  This will make you a winner, not a chaser.
                           (so far, though, I've yet to win any significant lotto prize)
                • Oh, but always know where your tickets are, as well as your ticket's deadline.
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                  It sure will be great when california secedes from the rest of the country,  they hopefully won't be elgible for MM or PB.  So that will leave other states to maybe win for once.

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                    First Super Lotto Plus and now this. Californian's have all the luck!

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                      .

                      Just saying, Californy's my destination. But the doggone prize has to come my way.
                      I wouldn't mind moving to that part of Nevada, unless someone has any insight, for or against such a decision.
                      And I would definitely be getting my tickets at the Californy store.

                      I live in CA and if I won, I'm out of here.  Property prices & taxes are extremely high as is state taxes. Sure you will be able to afford it but you can get 10x the amount of house in another state that you would pay to buy in CA. Also, I hate giving so much to the gov while getting little in return.


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                        It definitely doesnt matter. And no, no one has to relocate in order to claim a jackpot in any state.  It's not that uncommon for people on vacation to buy a ticket in one state though living in another state (See Florida).  I was just wondering how much business the store gets from Nevada.

                        When the jackpots get high people apparently wait in line for hours. (Though they also have self serve kiosks that peopöe don't realize they can use too).

                        It's funny, just last week I looked into the lottery places app for other stores close to the Nevada border, wondering if there is an alternative for people to queue for 4 hours.

                        There are more than 6 stores in Baker, just 40min from the Primm store and 1 just 20min away. I'd take that drive.

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                          You know no state can secede.  I'll reserve comment on Trumpet, time will tell.

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                            This mega millions took a while to get to this winning draw....now it's back at base and we are in for anot her slow and painful climb

                             

                            I hope pb keeps climbing for at least 10 more draws....but I am sure TN, NY, FL, NJ and TX will quickly throw a wrench in that too