Mega Millions: California's big winners have not come forward
Lottery officials said that as of Saturday night, none of them had come forward.
"Winners usually don't come forward right away," Russ Lopez, a California Lottery spokesman, told the San Jose Mercury News. "They will wait for weeks sometimes. Sometimes they need to talk to their family or want to get mentally prepared for coming into some money they never had before."
The three jackpot-winning tickets were purchased in Red Bud, Ill.; Baltimore County, Md.; and Kansas, where state lottery officials have said only that the ticket was sold in the northeast part of the state.
In Maryland, the Baltimore Sun reported that one jackpot winner, who bought a ticket with randomly selected numbers at a 7-Eleven, had yet to step forward.
In Illinois, the Chicago Tribune said a second jackpot winner, who also has yet to step forward, bought a quick-pick ticket at a gas station and convenience store in Red Bud, a community of about 3,700 in southwestern Illinois.
Lottery officials told The Times on Saturday that Californians bought more than $300 million in lottery tickets in the run-up to Friday night’s Mega Millions drawing, including $78 million on Friday.
Here is where the winning California tickets were sold:
Hollywood Bazaar: 6701 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood
Raley’s #447:4650 Natomas Blvd., Sacramento
Rapid Gas #081: 811 E. Washington Blvd., Venice
Save Mart #386: 1172 N. Main St., Manteca
Liquor Tobacco & More: 1283 S. Mary Ave., Sunnyvale
Al’s Food & Liquor: 36 Medway Road, San Rafael
SC Mini Mart: 2135 N. San Fernando Rd., Los Angeles
7-Eleven 2174-13797: 2145 E. Ball Road, Anaheim
Grandview Liquor: 12203 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles
News Plus Montebello: 1728 Montebello Town Center, Montebello
7-Eleven 2367-25561: 617 Blossom Hill Rd., San Jose
K & J Liquor and Jr. Market: 938 E. South St., Long Beach
Fillco: 1011 Imperial Ave., Calexico
Scripps ARCO: 12033 Scripps Summit Dr., San Diego
Bluebird Liquor: 13746 S. Hawthorne Blvd., Hawthorne
7-Eleven 2136-18920B: 7407 Van Nuys Blvd., Van Nuys
USA Donuts and Croissants: 11230 Garvey Ave. Ste. A, El Monte
Four Guy’s Liquor: 1203 E. Main St., Santa Paula
Fast & Easy Mart #14: 34759 Ardenwood Blvd., Fremont
Chevron #2211: 215 Placerville, Folsom
Canyon Liquor: 16507 Soledad Canyon Rd. #H, Canyon Country
Haigs Liquor: 1230 W. Francisquito Ave., West Covina
Jack’s Liquor: 910 Oakdale Rd., Modesto
First and Ivy Market: 2170 First Ave., San Diego
Rancho Murieta County Store: 7175 Murieta Drive, Sloughhouse
Stockdale West Texaco: 13004 Stockdale Hwy., Bakersfield
EZ Foodmart: 2106 Taft Hwy., Bakersfield
Fox Liquors: 570 Larkin St., San Francisco
Clinton Keith Chevron: 23805 Clinton Keith Rd., Wildomar
— Shelby Grad, Matt Stevens and Paloma Esquivel
Photo: A man makes his lottery picks. Credit: Stan Honda / AFP/Getty Images