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One lottery ticket sold in California wins $530 million Mega Millions jackpot

Jun 8, 2019, 8:19 am

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Somebody in California just added half a billion dollars to their bank account.

A single ticket, sold in San Diego, claimed Friday night's $530 million Mega Millions jackpot. That comes with a cash option payout of $345.2 million, according to contest officials.

The winning numbers were 17, 19, 27, 40, and 68, with Mega Ball number 2. The Megaplier was 3.

The winning ticket was sold at Sorrento Deli Mart, located a short walk from the famous Torrey Pines Golf Course.

Even if you didn't win the big prize, there were three tickets — in California, Arizona and Washington — that matched all five white balls to claim $1 million each. (The California second-prize winner won $1,143,154, since California is the only state to award all prizes using a pari-mutuel formula.)

There was no winner of the $444 million jackpot up for grabs in the last drawing, so the Friday prize rose to an estimated $530 million — the seventh-largest in the game's history.

It is the 15th-largest jackpot overall in U.S. lottery history. (See top 25 list below.)

The $530 million prize is the largest claimed in the game since October 2018, when someone in South Carolina anonymously claimed a record $1.5 billion jackpot.

Winners must match all five numbers plus the Mega Ball to take home the big prize.

The next drawing will be June 11 at 11 p.m. for the game's starting $40 million prize.

For the lowest prize of $2, players must match the Mega Ball number.

Top 25 United States lottery jackpots of all time

Friday's $530 million Mega Millions jackpot stands as the 15th-largest lottery jackpot of all time in the United States, and the 7th-largest in the game's history.

  1. Powerball: $1.5864 billion, Jan. 13, 2016 (19 rollovers, starting at $40 million) - California, Florida, Tennessee
  2. Mega Millions: $1.537 billion, Oct. 23, 2018 (25 rollovers, starting at $40 million) - South Carolina
  3. Powerball: $768.4 million, Mar. 27, 2019 (25 rollovers, starting at $40 million) - Wisconsin
  4. Powerball: $758.7 million, Aug. 23, 2017 (20 rollovers, starting at $40 million) - Massachusetts
  5. Powerball: $687.8 million, Oct. 27, 2018 (21 rollovers, starting at $40 million) - Iowa, New York
  6. Mega Millions: $656 million, Mar. 30, 2012 (18 rollovers, starting at $12 million) - Illinois, Kansas, Maryland
  7. Mega Millions: $636 million, Dec. 17, 2013 (21 rollovers, starting at $12 million) - California, Georgia
  8. Powerball: $590.5 million, May 18, 2013 (13 rollovers, starting at $40 million) - Florida
  9. Powerball: $587.5 million, Nov. 28, 2012 (15 rollovers, starting at $40 million) - Arizona, Missouri
  10. Powerball: $564.1 million, Feb. 11, 2015 (20 rollovers, starting at $40 million) - North Carolina, Puerto Rico, Texas
  11. Powerball: $559.7 million, Jan. 6, 2018 (20 rollovers, starting at $40 million) - New Hampshire
  12. Mega Millions: $543 million, Jul. 24, 2018 (22 rollovers, starting at $40 million) - California
  13. Mega Millions: $536 million, Jul. 8, 2016 (34 rollovers, starting at $15 million) - Indiana
  14. Mega Millions: $533 million, Mar. 30, 2018 (23 rollovers, starting at $40 million) - New Jersey
  15. Mega Millions: $530 million, Jun. 7, 2019 (24 rollovers, starting at $40 million) - California
  16. Powerball: $487 million, Jul. 30, 2016 (23 rollovers, starting at $40 million) - New Hampshire
  17. Powerball: $456.7 million, Mar. 17, 2018 (19 rollovers, starting at $15 million) - Pennsylvania
  18. Mega Millions: $451 million, Jan. 5, 2018 (23 rollovers, starting at $15 million) - Florida
  19. Powerball: $448.4 million, Aug. 7, 2013 (12 rollovers, starting at $40 million) - Minnesota, New Jersey (2)
  20. Powerball: $447.8 million, Jun. 10, 2017 (19 rollovers, starting at $40 million) - California
  21. Powerball: $435.3 million, Feb. 22, 2017 (18 rollovers, starting at $40 million) - Indiana
  22. Powerball: $429.6 million, May 7, 2016 (18 rollovers, starting at $40 million) - New Jersey
  23. Powerball: $425.3 million, Feb. 19, 2014 (15 rollovers, starting at $40 million) - California
  24. Mega Millions: $425 million, Jan. 1, 2019 (19 rollovers, starting at $40 million) - New York
  25. Powerball: $420.9 million, Nov. 26, 2016 (19 rollovers, starting at $10 million) - Tennessee

For those keeping score, the number of jackpots in the top 25, by lottery game, are:

  • Powerball: 16
  • Mega Millions: 9

Top 25 cash value jackpots

The Friday Mega Millions jackpot ranks as the 13th-largest cash value in US history.

  1. Powerball: $983.5 million cash, Jan. 13, 2016 ($1.5864 billion annuity) - California, Florida, Tennessee
  2. Mega Millions: $877.8 million cash, Oct. 23, 2018 ($1.537 billion annuity) - South Carolina
  3. Powerball: $480.5 million cash, Aug. 23, 2017 ($758.7 million annuity) - Massachusetts
  4. Powerball: $476.9 million cash, Mar. 27, 2019 ($768.4 million annuity) - Wisconsin
  5. Mega Millions: $471 million cash, Mar. 30, 2012 ($656 million annuity) - Illinois, Kansas, Maryland
  6. Powerball: $396.2 million cash, Oct. 27, 2018 ($687.8 million annuity) - Iowa, New York
  7. Powerball: $384.7 million cash, Nov. 28, 2012 ($587.5 million annuity) - Arizona, Missouri
  8. Powerball: $381.1 million cash, Feb. 11, 2015 ($564.1 million annuity) - North Carolina, Puerto Rico, Texas
  9. Mega Millions: $378 million cash, Jul. 8, 2016 ($536 million annuity) - Indiana
  10. Powerball: $370.9 million cash, May 18, 2013 ($590.5 million annuity) - Florida
  11. Powerball: $352 million cash, Jan. 6, 2018 ($559.7 million annuity) - New Hampshire
  12. Mega Millions: $347.6 million cash, Dec. 17, 2013 ($636 million annuity) - California, Georgia
  13. Mega Millions: $345.2 million cash, Jun. 7, 2019 ($530 million annuity) - California
  14. Powerball: $336.8 million cash, Jul. 30, 2016 ($487 million annuity) - New Hampshire
  15. Mega Millions: $324 million cash, Mar. 30, 2018 ($533 million annuity) - New Jersey
  16. Mega Millions: $320.5 million cash, Jul. 24, 2018 ($543 million annuity) - California
  17. Powerball: $284 million cash, May 7, 2016 ($429.6 million annuity) - New Jersey
  18. Mega Millions: $281.9 million cash, Jan. 5, 2018 ($451 million annuity) - Florida
  19. Powerball: $279.1 million cash, Jun. 10, 2017 ($447.8 million annuity) - California
  20. Powerball: $273.9 million cash, Mar. 17, 2018 ($456.7 million annuity) - Pennsylvania
  21. Powerball: $263.5 million cash, Feb. 22, 2017 ($435.3 million annuity) - Indiana
  22. Powerball: $258.2 million cash, Aug. 7, 2013 ($448.4 million annuity) - Minnesota, New Jersey (2)
  23. Powerball: $254.7 million cash, Nov. 26, 2016 ($420.9 million annuity) - Tennessee
  24. Mega Millions: $254.6 million cash, Jan. 1, 2019 ($425 million annuity) - New York
  25. Mega Millions: $246.5 million cash, Aug. 11, 2017 ($393 million annuity) - Illinois

The number of jackpot cash values in the top 25, by lottery game, are:

  • Powerball: 15
  • Mega Millions: 10

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Posted: June 8, 2019, 8:24 am - IP Logged

Congrats to the lucky ticket purchaser/holder. Enjoy your new debt free life. Hopefully you will hire a strong team of professionals to guide you through the collection process and future financial endeavors.

Integrity: There is just no substitute.

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    Posted: June 8, 2019, 9:00 am - IP Logged

    kalipornia always wins 😏😒😏

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      Posted: June 8, 2019, 12:14 pm - IP Logged

      POTBLOCKER!!! lol

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        Posted: June 8, 2019, 12:29 pm - IP Logged

        Congratulations to the winner/s. Will this be a pool of players?

         How soon will they claim the prize?

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         "We are all in this together!" 

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          Posted: June 8, 2019, 2:00 pm - IP Logged

          Yes Cali!!!  I know some people down there so you never know, j/k.  I wonder if they quick picked it but we'll know there name because it has to be made public in cali.

            music*'s avatar - DiscoBallGlowing
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            Posted: June 8, 2019, 2:47 pm - IP Logged

            The winner could be a United States Sailor USN.  Maybe the full crew of a ship played together and won. 

             "We are all in this together!" 

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              Posted: June 8, 2019, 4:39 pm - IP Logged

              Congratulations to the winner/s. Will this be a pool of players?

               How soon will they claim the prize?

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              There's a good chance it was a work pool. The liquor store where it was purchased is in an industrial/commercial area with a lot of tech, bio and medical companies nearby.

              ... Sooper dooper top seekrit winning numbers: 5 16 17 24 33 52 ...

                music*'s avatar - DiscoBallGlowing
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                Posted: June 8, 2019, 8:33 pm - IP Logged

                I Agree! cottoneyedjoe.  I am hoping that these winners will become outstanding investors. Investing in the Stock Exchange, Real Estate, or anything they know a lot about. 

                 Diversifying their investments. Not putting all their eggs into their company stock. 

                 "We are all in this together!" 

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                  Posted: June 8, 2019, 8:48 pm - IP Logged

                  Congrats to the winner / winners.

                  This short thread alone has plenty of reasons to remain anonymous if possible.

                  I know, can't do it in California so far, but never say never.

                  Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any. So many systems, so many theories, so few jackpot winners. 

                  Lep

                  There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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                    Posted: June 9, 2019, 12:13 am - IP Logged

                    Jackpot only made it to $522 million ($340,065,146 cash).

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                      Posted: June 9, 2019, 8:19 am - IP Logged

                      Congratulations to the winner/s. Will this be a pool of players?

                       How soon will they claim the prize?

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                      Great questions Music...I'm wondering the same thing!

                      A Great Big Congrats to the winner or winners!

                      https://youtu.be/fDxzQJaA228

                      They're both in heaven now but their singing lives forever!

                      https://youtu.be/gI7YHZVc7mM

                      My very favorite...Deniece Williams

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                        Posted: June 9, 2019, 9:15 am - IP Logged

                        Congratulations to the winner/s. Will this be a pool of players?

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                        Way too early to speculate on any of this and considering the fact the lottery office in San Diego is closed for the weekend they couldn't cash in if they wanted to.  Personally wish it were a group of Sailors.  I remember being stationed in DC donkey's years ago (Lotto America) when a fellow Soldier won $5 milliion who was stationed next door @ the Pentagon.  Back then the Army didn't want to release him.  Not sure if they did.  Usually they do though.

                         

                        I see your Director resigned effectively immediately from that bar scandal....LOL

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                          Posted: June 9, 2019, 9:40 am - IP Logged

                          POTBLOCKER!!! lol

                          LOL LOL LOL

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                            Posted: June 9, 2019, 9:52 am - IP Logged

                            Out of sheer habit, I bought 2 MM tickets this am. $4 bucks for a one in 303 million chance to win $16 mil.  Unhappy