The California lottery announced in a press release that one winning ticket captured a $3.9 million prize in a Mega Millions drawing. Amazingly, the ticket was for the second-place prize and was one number away from winning a staggering $1.1 billion jackpot.
Lottery officials report that Timothy Morgan claimed the $3.9 million prize from the Mega Millions drawing with a ticket that matched five out of the six main numbers. The ticket did not match the Mega number. Had it also matched the Mega number, Morgan would have won the billionaire-making jackpot.
The January 10, 2023 drawing was particularly noteworthy because it was the third time in six months the jackpot had surpassed $1 billion.
Where in California was the winning Mega Millions ticket purchased?
Morgan purchased the lucky ticket in Los Angeles County at Park’s Liquor. You can check out the exact location in the below map.
Soo Kim, owner of Park’s Liquor, told the state lottery that business has picked up since selling the winning ticket.
"We are now known as a lucky retailer. People who have probably driven past us for the past 10 years stop now and buy their lottery tickets and other items like drinks and snacks.”
Is skill an important factor when playing the lottery?
As Soo Kim mentioned, her store now has a reputation as being a “lucky” place to buy a lottery ticket. Many people, however, wonder if luck is not as important as having a strategy for winning the lottery.
Can skill play a role in winning? Are there specific strategies you can employ to enhance your odds of winning?
According to Dr. Mark Glickman, a statistics professor from Harvard, there is only one proven strategy that will increase your odds of winning the lottery. You can increase your odds of winning by purchasing more tickets for a specific drawing.
The clear downside to this strategy is that you will only improve your odds by a slight amount since the odds of winning are so astronomically high to begin with.
Do you have a strategy for winning the lottery?
Some people play the same numbers based on birthdates or anniversaries. Others only play when the jackpot reaches a certain amount.
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