Someone who bought a lotto ticket in the North County is receiving a late Christmas present.
The Mega Millions ticket was sold at the Circle Market at 202 S. Rancho Santa Fe Road and is worth nearly $600,000, according to lottery officials.
The ticket was one of two that missed the roughly $200 million jackpot by just the Mega number. The winning numbers are 36, 49, 18, 6, 40 and mega-number 7.
Friday night's New Year's Eve jackpot will be worth about $237 million.
The ticket holder has 180 days to claim winnings.