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Mega Millions: California's big winners have not come forward

April 1, 2012 |  8:30 am

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No one in California won the Mega Millions jackpot. But 29 people picked five of the six winning numbers, worth $227,000 each.

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


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— Shelby Grad, Matt Stevens and Paloma Esquivel

Photo: A man makes his lottery picks. Credit: Stan Honda / AFP/Getty Images