Mega Millions ticket worth nearly $100,000 sold in California

As the nation looks for the $30 million Mega Millions jackpot winner, someone in California may be taking home a $97,000 "consolation" prize.

According to California Lottery's website late Friday night, a ticket worth $97,455 was sold at a Quik Stop in Diamond Springs.

The news comes as the following were the winning numbers for the then-jackpot of $20 million, which apparently no one got:

3, 5, 12, 22, 66. MB: 7.

The drawing for the new Mega Millions jackpot of $30 million will be held on Tuesday, June 11.


There are 30 million reasons to dream, especially what you would do with the jackpot money. However, one thing all lottery winners have to take into account is the fact that their prizes will be taxed.

So how much do you really get after taxes?

It depends on a couple of factors: do you have to pay state taxes where you live? Will you take the lump sum payment or the annuity payout?

According to Mega Millions' website, those electing to take the annuity option get one immediate payment followed by 29 annual payments, a process that is identical to Powerball with their payouts.

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