California Lottery officials are excited to announce that the big winner of the $134 million MEGA Millions jackpot from last Friday has stepped forward. John Dalkos claimed his ticket in the Lottery’s Santa Ana District Office late yesterday afternoon. Dalkos, who preferred not to be interviewed, has not yet selected the annuity or cash option but has 60 days to decide. If selected, the cash option amount for this ticket is worth approximately $82.9 million. A big shout out of Congrats to this lucky gentleman!
The Florida Lottery announced March 12, 2010 that Emma Pope, 66, of Pompano Beach, claimed the $253,033.78 FANTASY 5 top prize drawn on March 10.
The Florida Lottery also announced on March 11th, 2010 that Robert Sobczak, 57, of Destin, claimed his share of the $226,795.69 FANTASY 5® top prize, drawn on March 4. The drawing produced five top prize winners, all of which have been claimed. Sobczak received a one-time, lump-sum payment in the amount of $45,359.13. Congrats to both of these lucky players!
The jackpot in America’s favorite lottery game continues to get bigger and bigger breaking into exciting new jackpot territory. Even though the grand prize was not awarded Wednesday evening, a lucky ticket in Pennsylvania matched all 5 white numbers with the Power Play and won $1 million cash! Eight additional tickets nationwide matched 5 white balls and won $200,000 cash each. In addition, 1,126,603 tickets across the nation won a total of $8,715,071 in prizes.
Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Wednesday’s drawing the jackpot will grow to an estimated $200 million!
The cash option for the Saturday, March 13th drawing will be an estimated $96.3 million.
A lucky California Lottery player from Fresno today came forward to claim a MEGA Millions prize worth $464,048. He matched five of six numbers in Tuesday night’s draw! The winner stated that the big win still has yet to sink in – even after he checked his number at the retail location and discovered he had matched five out of six. “It hit me more when I got home and thought to myself ‘OK, I won some money.’ Now I’m in awe,” he said.
Congrats to this lucky guy and his awesome winnings!