Mountain View store sells lottery ticket worth $260,000

Excitement builds for Mega Millions lottery

March 24, 2012 2:43:46 PM PDT
Although no one matched all six numbers in Friday night's MEGA Millions draw, one player from Mountain View -- along with six other California players -- won nearly $260,000 by matching five of six numbers, according to state lottery officials.

That no one won Friday also means the jackpot for Tuesday's drawing has grown to $356 million, the third largest MEGA Millions jackpot ever, lotto officials said.

The largest MEGA Millions jackpot ever won was $390 million in March 2007.

A ticket sold at a liquor store in Mountain View -- Liquor & Tobacco at 1040 N. Rengstorff Ave. -- is worth $259,269 for matching five of the six numbers, lotto officials said.

The winning numbers for the multistate game were 6-17-19-20-21 and a MEGA number of 20.

The other six winning tickets were sold in Los Angeles, Shasta, Stanislaus and Kern counties.