PACIFIC PALISADES—The California Lottery announced that a SuperLotto Plus ticket containing five of the six winning numbers was sold to an individual at Ronny’s Market and Liquor at 16642 Marquez Avenue.
Jerry Eurghalli, the owner of Ronny’s Market and Liquor told Canyon News that this doesn’t surprise him. “It’s the second time we’ve done it, so I wasn’t (surprised)”
He said that the last time he sold a winning ticket, it was “about the same amount as this one. Last time might have been bigger.”
The ticket, the 2,890th draw in SuperLotto’s history, is valued at $42,621, according to the California Lottery Website.
The winning numbers were 3, 7, 19, 25, 42 and the Mega number was 5.
The Mega number, however, did not match, so the jackpot continues to grow. Next Wednesday’s drawing is estimated to increase by about $1 million totaling $23 million.
The odds of matching all five numbers including the Mega number are 1 in 41,416,353.
Proposition 37, introduced in 1984, amended the California Constitution, in order to authorize the establishment of a statewide lottery. The California Lottery writes on its websites, “As an initiative statute, the California State Lottery Act of 1984 created the California State Lottery Commission and gave it broad powers to oversee the operations of a statewide lottery. The purpose of the Lottery Act was to provide supplemental monies to benefit public education without the imposition of additional or increased taxes.”
There is a five-person commission that administers the California Lottery. The commission is appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the State Senate.
Eurghalli clarified to Canyon News that “retailers that deal with California Lottery don’t receive commission unless they sell the jackpot winner.”