Winning $425M Powerball Ticket Unclaimed; Mega Millions Jackpot to Be Split
The owners of two winning tickets in the nation’s third-largest Mega Millions jackpot will split $414 million, game officials said Wednesday, the same day that California Lottery officials said they’re still waiting for a lucky Powerball winner to emerge.
Eight winners also won nearly $2 million by matching five of the numbers, according to a Mega Millions news release. One of those tickets was sold at Huntington Liquor in San Bruno, in the San Francisco Bay Area, according to the California Lottery.
Meanwhile, California state lottery officials announced Wednesday that a full month had passed since they announced that a $425.3 million winning Powerball ticket was purchased in Milpitas, also in the Bay Area.
“There’s still no sign of the big winner,” a California Lottery news release stated. “Perhaps he or she is still putting a game plan together before claiming, or maybe the ticket is sitting on a dresser or in a wallet, unchecked.”
The winning ticket, sold at Dixon Landing Chevron in Milpitas, matched the numbers from the Feb. 19 drawing in Powerball, a game like Mega Millions that is played in dozens of U.S. states.
The winning Powerball numbers were 17, 49, 54, 35, and 1, with a Powerball number of 34.
Lottery officials encouraged winners to immediately sign the back of their winning ticket in ink and claim their prize at any of nine district office locations.