$20 Million California SuperLotto Jackpot ClaimedThursday October 22nd 2020
A California SuperLotto Plus player has come forward to collect the $20 million jackpot he won last month. Anthony Li of San Carlos hit the awesome prize after playing the same numbers in every draw for two years.
Li said he's been playing the California Lottery for five years. He chose the lucky numbers two years ago based on dates that have a special meaning for him and has played them in the SuperLotto draw every Wednesday and Saturday since then.
He bought the winning ticket from SDT Holly Shell at 500 El Camino Real in San Carlos. The retailer will be paid a $100,000 bonus.
Li's dedication finally paid off when he matched all six SuperLotto numbers on September 5: 1, 18, 22, 26, 27 and the Mega number 12.
When he checked his ticket, his first reaction was disbelief. "I thought, 'There must be something wrong, it says I won the jackpot,'" Li said.
As the good news registered, Li found he couldn't stop giggling - although his wife reacted less emotionally and urged him to "calm down."
The couple stored the winning ticket in a plastic bag and hid it in a safe place until they were able to visit a Lottery office to claim.
However, when family members joined them for dinner that evening, Li was too excited to keep the news to himself and had to share it with their relatives.
What are Li's plans for the future following his life-changing win? He told Lottery officials he's got his eye on a new house and he and his wife will also pay off their cars and open college funds for their children.
About SuperLotto Plus
California's biggest state game features nine ways to score a prize and a $7 million starting jackpot that keeps rolling with no cap - the biggest win to date was $193 million in February 2002.
Draw take place every Wednesday and Saturday night at 7:57 PM PT.
Players who don't live in the US can purchase tickets for SuperLotto and other great games via a lottery concierge.
California Winning Streak Continues
The big wins just keep on coming in the Golden State! Two more amazing SuperLotto jackpots were collected recently just days apart.
National City resident Victor Diaz scored $28 million in the Saturday, May 16 draw with the winning numbers 3, 9, 23, 27, 35 and the Mega number 16. He bought the lucky ticket at 7-Eleven, located at 1601 East 18th Street in National City.
Meanwhile, Ed Willis of Quartz Hill stepped forward to claim his $24 million SuperLotto win in the Saturday, July 18 draw, with winning numbers 16, 30, 37, 39, 43 and the Mega number 16. The purchased the ticket at Super Kwik, 4358 West Avenue L in Quartz Hill.
The California Lottery also celebrated a milestone on October 3 as it turned 35, looking back on more than $37 million players have raised for public education. Lottery ticket sales also provide income for the small businesses that make up the majority of Lottery retailers and are facing a challenging time.
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