Someone won the $ 28 million jackpot playing SuperLotto Plus in California. The winning ticket was for six numbers on Saturday’s draw – 03, 09, 23, 27, 35, as well as Mega number 16. It was purchased at a 7-Eleven convenience store in National City.
The winner did not show up and has only 180 days from the date of the draw to claim the prize.
California lottery officials have said that even if their offices were closed to the public during the pandemic, processing times are not affected by the current health crisis.
“In order to claim a prize, winners must mail their winning ticket and claim form, or the winner can choose to keep the ticket in a safe place and present the claim in person when our nine CA District Lottery District offices reopen to the public at a later date, “according to a California Lottery press release.
“We are in a residential area and although some stores in our area have closed, we remained open to serve our community,” said Paul Morrow, 7-Eleven location franchisee, in the press release. “Selling lottery products absolutely helps businesses, there’s no question about it. “
He added that he was not yet sure what he was going to do with the bonus.
The California lottery revenues support public education, but they also provide commissions to stores based on ticket sales. In late March and early April this year, state retailers received more than $ 7 million a week in lottery commissions and bonuses, officials said.
“This money directly helps local businesses – most of which are owned by independent contractors who are trying to stay afloat in these difficult times,” said the press release.