The man asked to remain anonymous, so his name was not released. The winning ticket matched five of six numbers, barely missing the $48 million jackpot.
The winning ticket holder says he's still happy, and is looking forward to paying off his bills. The winning ticket was purchased at Granada Liquor, 5501 Orangethorpe Avenue, in La Palma.
MEGA Millions is a multi-state game played in California and 11 other states.