2 San Diegans Big Winners in Mega Millions

The two winners will split more than $5 million

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    Although they didn’t win the $636 million Mega Millions jackpot, two San Diego County residents are about to be much richer.

    Two tickets with five matching numbers, only missing the Mega Ball number, were sold in the county, according to California Lottery officials.

    2 San Diegans Win Big in Mega Millions

    [DGO] 2 San Diegans Win Big in Mega Millions
    Though no one in San Diego won the massive Mega Millions jackpot of $636 million, two locals did beat some incredible odds and matched 5 numbers for a hefty prize. NBC 7's Consumer Bob reports.

    One winning ticket was sold at Fuller Liquor and Deli in the Midway area. The other ticket was purchased at Square Bottle Liquor in Chula Vista.

    It’s the largest lottery prize won with a ticket sold at the store. In 2008, someone purchased a ticket here that earned them a $100,000 jackpot.

    Two Local Tickets Win Big in Mega Millions

    [DGO] Two Local Tickets Win Big in Mega Millions
    NBC 7's Sherene Tagharobi reports from Square Bottle Liquor in Chula Vista - one of two local stores that sold tickets matching 5 of the numbers in the Mega Millions jackpot.

    Lottery officials say the winners will split more than $5 million, meaning each ticket is worth more than $2.5 million.

    A lottery spokesperson said each retailer will get a little more than $5,000 for selling the tickets. 

    Chula Vista Store Celebrates Winning Lottery Ticket

    [DGO] Chula Vista Store Celebrates Winning Lottery Ticket
    NBC 7's Dave Summers informs the owners of Square Bottle Liquors that the store was one of two San Diego area stores that sold a winning lottery ticket in the Mega Millions draw.

    “It’s a huge shock. I never expected this. So many possibilities. Anybody could’ve won,” said Steven Jarjees, son of the Chula Vista storeowner.

    Meanwhile, officials confirmed a winning ticket was sold at Jennifer’s Gift Shop in San Jose. It matched all of the winning numbers: 8, 20, 14, 17, 39 and Mega Ball 7.

    Mega Millions Hits Second Highest Jackpot Ever

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    The Mega Millions' jackpot has reached the second highest amount in the game's history at $586 million. Ticket holders have a one in 259 million chance of winning, but can win up to a million dollars if they get 5 out of the 6 numbers correct.

    Georgia Lottery officials also confirm that a winning ticket was sold in Atlanta.

    Earlier Tuesday night, the California Lottery tweeted congratulations to the California winners.
     

    Mega Millions Fever Hits San Diego

    [DGO] Mega Millions Fever Hits San Diego
    With the Mega Millions jackpot at a high of $636 million, San Diegans rushed to buy their last-minute lottery tickets in hopes of winning big. NBC 7's Todd Strain reports.

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