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No Mega Millions winner so jackpot up to $476 million, officials say

March 27, 2012 | 10:53 pm

Mega Millions jackpot

There was no Mega Millions jackpot winner, which means the estimated jackpot will grow to $476 million for a drawing Friday, officials said.

But six 5/5 ticket winners were from Southern California, lottery officials announced Tuesday night. Three others were in Sacramento, Redding and Mill Valley in Northern California.

The Southern California 5/5 tickets were purchased at Surf Liquor in Santa Monica, Stopper Liquor in Placentia, a 7-11 on Archibold Avenue in Corona, Tommy's Tobacco store in Imperial Beach, a Unocal 76 Station on Valley Boulevard in Fontana and an Arco am/pm on University Parkway in San Bernardino.

The numbers drawn earlier Tuesday night were 9, 19, 34, 44, 51 and the Mega number was 24.

Lottery officials had placed the odds of winning Mega Millions at about 1 in 176 million. The retailer who sells the winning ticket will receive a maximum $1-million bonus.


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Photo: A Mega Millions ticket. Credit: KTLA-TV Channel 5