Winning Mega Millions ticket sold in San Jose

December 31, 2011 7:48:06 PM PST
For one California Lottery player, the ticket to a great 2012 is already in his or her possession. According to lottery officials, someone who purchased a ticket in San Jose won nearly $223,000 in Friday night's MEGA Millions draw. The winning ticket matched five of six numbers in the draw and was sold at the Rotten Robbie at 1555 Saratoga Avenue in San Jose. Lottery officials said that the ticket matched the numbers 45, 24, 52, 4 and 46 - missing only the Mega number of 1. Lottery winners should sign the back of their ticket, keep tickets in a safe place and contact lottery officials or visit their local lottery district office as soon as possible. Winners have 180 days from the date of the draw to claim prizes. MEGA Millions is a multistate game played in California and 41 other states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.