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The owners of Square Bottle Liquor in Chula Vista received $13,000 after selling a ticket with 5 matching numbers in Tuesday night's Mega Millions draw. The owners of Square Bottle Liquor in Chula Vista received $13,000 after selling a ticket with 5 matching numbers in Tuesday night's Mega Millions draw.

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Two tickets with five numbers in Tuesday night's multi-state Mega Millions draw, but missing the Mega number, were sold in San Diego County, and are each worth $2,621,916.

One ticket was sold at Fuller Liquor and Deli in San Diego, the other at Square Bottle Liquor in Chula Vista, the California Lottery announced.

There were 18 other tickets sold with five numbers, but missing the Mega number. They are each worth $1 million.

California law requires major payoffs of lottery games to be paid on a pari-mutuel basis.

One ticket each with all six numbers in Tuesday night's multi-state Mega Millions draw was sold in San Jose and Georgia and are each worth $318 million.

The numbers drawn were 8, 14, 17, 20, 39 and the Mega number was 7.

The estimated jackpot was $636 million, the second-largest lottery prize in U.S. history.

The drawing was the 22nd since the last time a ticket with all six numbers was sold.


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The odds of matching all five numbers and the Mega number is 1 in 258,890,850, according to the Mega Millions website. The overall chance of winning a prize is 1 in 14.71.

The Mega Millions game is played in 43 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. Virgin Islands.

Lottery officials urged winners to immediately sign the back of the tickets in ink and claim the prizes at the nearest California Lottery district office.

The jackpot for Friday's draw will be $15 million.

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