SACRAMENTO – A California Lottery player who purchased a SuperLotto Plus® ticket in South Lake Tahoe (El Dorado County) has won the $14 million jackpot! The winning ticket matched all six numbers (6-7-20-27-42 and Mega number 12) from Saturday night’s draw.
That winning ticket was purchased at Raley’s, located at 1040 Emerald Bay Road in South Lake Tahoe. We will not know who the winner is until he or she submits a claim and that claim is verified by the California Lottery’s Security and Law Enforcement Division (SLED). If the lucky ticket holder chooses the lump-sum cash value amount, they will receive an estimated $9.5 million (before federal taxes).
Raley’s will also collect a retailer bonus of $70,000 just for selling the winning ticket. (The retailer bonus is not subtracted from the winner’s prize.)
All winners are strongly encouraged to sign the back of their lucky tickets in ink, keep them in a safe place where they’ll remember, and familiarize themselves with the Lottery’s Winner’s Handbook, which can be found on the California Lottery’s website, www.calottery.com, or by clicking here. The SuperLotto Plus jackpot winner has 180 days from the date of the draw to claim the prize. For a list of California Lottery District Office locations, please also check the California Lottery website.
SuperLotto Plus is California’s own in-state jackpot game. The draw takes place at Lottery Headquarters in Sacramento on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 7:57 p.m. PT. The draw closes at 7:45 p.m., so players must buy their tickets by then to qualify for that draw. Tickets cost $1 and can be purchased from any of the more than 23,000 California Lottery retailers or one of the more than 4,000 Lottery Lucky retailers. Please visit the California Lottery website at www.calottery.com for more information on how to play.
The California Lottery’s mission is to provide supplemental funding to California public schools, including kindergarten and grades 1-12, community colleges, the California State University, the University of California, and other California public educational entities. The funds the Lottery transfers to public education total approximately $1.8 billion for fiscal year 2018-19, which amounts to a modest percentage of education’s overall budget. However, this funding is largely non-discretionary, meaning schools can use this for important, yet unfunded instructional programs they would otherwise not afford. During the same period the Lottery generated almost $7 billion in sales, more than 95% of which goes back to the community in the form of prize payments, retailer commissions and bonuses, and contributions to education. The California Lottery urges its customers to play responsibly. Problem gambling resources are available to anyone at 1-800-GAMBLER.