5 tickets sold in SoCal get 5 out of 6 numbers in Mega Millions drawing

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A handful of lucky players matched five out of the six numbers in a massive Mega Millions drawing, and five of those tickets were sold in Southern California.

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.

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.
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