$ 426 Million Mega Millions Lottery Sold in California

Los Angeles (AP) — One ticket sold in Southern California matched all six numbers and was a lucky winner of the $ 426 million Mega Millions Jackpot Award.

The winning numbers drawn on Friday night were 3, 16, 25, 44 and 55. The megaball is 13, said the California State Lottery.

The winning ticket was sold at the Chevron Gas Station in the Woodland Hills section of Los Angeles.

The winner is not yet known. Ticket owners need to move one year ahead, according to lottery officials. They can choose to receive a one-time payment of approximately $ 293 million (before federal tax deductions) or the full jackpot of a 29-year gradual payment.

Aruba V. Johnson, director of the California State Lottery, said: Money for education is the reason why lottery tickets exist in the first place, and we take great pride in that. “

The jackpot was advertised at $ 421 million, but sales soared to a total of $ 426 million.