by Photo courtesy of California Lottery Mega Millions

The California Lottery produced 125 millionaires and one billionaire this year in both draw and Scratchers games, authorities announced in a yearly review. 

The world’s attention was centered in Los Angeles County after one ticket sold in the city of Altadena matched all five numbers, plus the Powerball number, to win the world record amount of  $2.04 billion. The ticket was sold at Joe’s Service Center at 15 W. Woodbury Road. 

The store owner, Joe Chahayed, received $1 million for selling the winning ticke

The Califonria Lottery is looking at projected sales of more than $8.8 billion, surpassing last year’s  $8.4 billion. Officials also report that the 41 draws of Powerball ticket sales in California raised $156.3 million for public schools, setting another state record for a draw sequence. 

Here is a list of some premium paydays this year: 

Sacramento: $316.3 million jackpot on Jan.5, 2022 
Moreno Valley: $13 million SuperLottoPlus jackpot on Jan.8, 2022
Woodland Hills: $426 million Mega Millions jackpot on Jan. 28, 2022
Tarzana : $10 million 200X scratchers on April 6 
San Diego: $38 million SuperLotto Plus jackpot on Apr 30, 2022. 
Oxnard: $27 million SuperLotto Plus jackpot on July 13, 2022. 
Vista: $1 million 50X Fortune Scratchers on Aug. 5, 2022. 
Auburn: $20 million Set For Life Millionaire Edition scratchers on Aug. 23, 2023. 
San Jose: $252 million Mega Millions jackpot on Oct. 14, 2022. 
South San Francisco: $2 million Instant Prize Crossword Scratchers on Oct. 27, 2022. 
Altadena: $2.04 billion Powerball jackpot on Nov.7, 2022. 
Sacramento: $41 million SuperLotto Plus jackpot on Nov. 12, 2022. 


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