The MEGA Millions jackpot wasn't hit last night, but one lucky player who bought a ticket in Northridge is $167,351 richer after matching 5 out of 6 numbers.
The lucky ticket was sold at Porter Ranch Liquor, which is located at 19344 Rinaldi Street in Northridge. The ticket matched the numbers 40, 3, 26, 52 and 45, missing only the Mega number of 11.
The California Lottery reminds winners to sign the back of their ticket, keep tickets in a safe place and contact Lottery officials or visit their local Lottery District Office as soon as possible. Winners have 180 days from the date of the draw to claim prizes. Because no one matched all six numbers in last night’s draw, Friday’s jackpot will be $14 million.
MEGA Millions is a multistate game, played in California and 41 other states. Players pick five numbers from 1 to 56 plus a Mega number from 1 to 46. Draw times are Tuesdays and Fridays at 8:00 p.m. PST. Tickets are $1 and can be purchased from any of the more than 21,000 California Lottery retailers. Please visit the California Lottery’s MEGA Millions site for more information.