California has a new millionaire.
The California Lottery says Sara Bailey hit five correct numbers, missing only the Mega number after buying a Mega Millions ticket at a Vons in Fresno over the summer.
Her jackpot: $4.2 million.
“I was making a late dinner the night of the drawing,” said Bailey. “Partway through, I remembered the drawing was happening, so I checked the winning numbers online.”
“When I realized I hit 5 numbers, I actually had no idea that I had won more than $4 million!”
Bailey also told the California Lottery that she doesn’t play Mega Millions that frequently but because the jackpot had grown so huge, she bought tickets for a couple of weeks leading up to her big win.