SAN FRANCISCO (KTVU) - It must be something in the grocery aisles.
But two San Francisco Safeways were home base for partial Mega Millions wins, meaning the lucky lottery players matched 5 of the 6 numbers on the jackpot ticket.
The latest Safeway is the one at 730 Taraval Street in West Portal, according to lottery officials. What that person won is still unclear. But the California Lottery tweeted on Tuesday night that it’s one of 8 tickets sold in the state that matched 5 of 6 numbers.
No #MegaMillions jackpot winners in California, but 8 tickets sold in San Luis Obispo, Stockton, Rancho Cucamonga, San Diego, Chatsworth, Arcadia, Norwalk and San Francisco matched 5 of 6 numbers to win a still undetermined amount of prize money.— California Lottery (@calottery) October 24, 2018
Last week, a 20-something bakery employee at the Safeway in The City’s Marina district also had 5 of the 6 numbers for the Mega Millions jackpot. He took home $1.9 million.
And the third Bay Area-connection to the largest Mega Millions jackpot in history was when someone bought a ticket at an AM/PM gas station in Morgan Hill, matching 5 of the 6 numbers on a ticket, according to the California Lottery.
No one in California won the big $1.6 billion Mega Millions jackpot – the largest in history. That lucky person bought a ticket in South Carolina, the lottery announced on Tuesday night. The winning numbers were 5, 28, 62, 65, 70 and Mega 5. That person has not yet come forward, and by state law, can remain anonymous.
The numbers have been rolling since July, when the drawing reset after an 11-person office pool cashed in on a $543 million ticket in San Jose.
Now, all eyes turn to the Powerball jackpot, which is estimated at $620 million. The drawing is Wednesday.