Mega Millions $530M winning ticket sold in California

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The race to win the coveted Mega Millions jackpot is over after officials announced the winning ticket to snag the $530 million prize was sold in California.

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Officials announced Saturday that the fourth Mega Millions jackpot of the year was over after somebody’s lucky ticket matched the winning numbers of: 17, 19, 27, 40, 68 and the gold Mega Ball 2.

The estimated jackpot of $530 million or $345.2 million in cash was the largest prize since October’s $1.5 billion jackpot, lottery officials said. That winning ticket was sold in South Carolina.

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This jackpot is the seventh largest in the game’s history. The last Mega Millions jackpot was won in March. The next drawing is Tuesday, when the jackpot resets to $40 million.

The winning ticket was reportedly sold at Sorrento Deli Mart, ABC News reported.

Three other people matched the five white balls to each take the $1 million second prize. Those winning tickets were sold in Arizona, California and Washington.

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The Mega Millions pot is drawn from sales in 44 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.