Inglewood lottery player wins $172,876 in MEGA Millions jackpot

SACRAMENTO – No one hit the MEGA Millions jackpot last night, but one lucky California Lottery player who bought their ticket in Inglewood matched five of six numbers and won $172,876.

The lucky ticket was sold at the 7-Eleven located at 437 North La Brea Avenue in Inglewood. The ticket matched the numbers 11, 16, 34, 40 and 51, missing only the Mega number of 34, the lottery said in a news release.

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.

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.

The California Lottery said in the news release that it's celebrating 25 years of enhancing education and supporting local communities. More than 94 cents of every dollar spent by our players goes back to the community in the form of contributions to public schools and colleges, prizes and retail compensation. Since 2000, Lottery players have contributed $1 billion to public schools each year, and, since we began in 1985, Lottery players have contributed more than $23 billion to education.

For further information: www.calottery.com