$700,000 Mega Millions ticket sold at East Bay gas station

A lucky person in the Bay Area snagged a Mega Millions ticket worth $713,143, according to the California Lottery.

The ticket matched five numbers that were drawn Tuesday night, but did not match the Mega number for the jackpot. It was sold at a 76 gas station located at 3500 Mt. Diablo Boulevard in Lafayette.

The $57 million jackpot was unclaimed that night.


California airport worker 'set for life' after hitting jackpot with $20M lottery win

Durwin Hickman, a California airport worker, is celebrating a life-changing moment after winning $20 million from a $30 Set For Life! scratch-off lottery ticket purchased during his lunch break.

The next Mega Millions drawing is on Friday at 8 p.m., offering another opportunity to vie for the jackpot, now at $140 million. 

The odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot are 1 in 302,575,350. Those odds are only slightly improved by buying more than one ticket.