While the California Lottery tweeted out that there were no $1.6 billion jackpot winners in the state, eight lucky people still get a big cash prize.
The tickets in the Southland were sold in Rancho Cucamonga (Castle Liquor - 8655 19th St.), San Diego, Chatsworth (7-Eleven, 20871 Lassen St.), Arcadia (Chevron, 11 E. Live Oak Ave.) and Norwalk (Circle K - 13041 Rosecrans Ave.), according to the California Lottery. The other tickets were sold in San Luis Obispo, Stockton and San Francisco.
No #MegaMillions jackpot winners in California, but 8 tickets sold in San Luis Obispo, Stockton, Rancho Cucamonga, San Diego, Chatsworth, Arcadia, Norwalk and San Francisco matched 5 of 6 numbers to win a still undetermined amount of prize money.— California Lottery (@calottery) October 24, 2018
The second-tier winning tickets pays Mega Millions winners on a pari-mutuel basis. Those eight tickets are each valued at $562,474, according to the California Lottery's website.
The winning numbers were: 5-28-62-65-70 Mega Ball: 5.
One ticket in South Carolina hit all six numbers to claim the $1.5 billion Mega Millions drawing.
Earlier, the estimated jackpot had been $1.6 billion, which would have been the largest lottery in U.S. history. On Wednesday morning, though, officials said it actually fell just shy of the $1.586 billion Powerball record.
The new estimated jackpot is $1.537 billion with a cash option of $877.8 million. The estimate is still being finalized based on sales, according to a lottery press release.