$426 million lottery ticket sold in Woodland Hills, California

By Michelle Watson, CNN

A $426 million lottery ticket was sold in Woodland Hills, California on Friday night, according to a Tweeter of the California Lottery.

“The home team won big on Friday night when a #MegaMillions ticket sold at Woodland Hills hit the advertised jackpot of $421 MILLION, resulting in a grand total of $426 million,” the Lottery said. State.

The winning ticket was sold at a Woodland Hills Chevron station, another Tweeter noted.

The winning numbers were 3-16-25-44-55, and the Mega ball number was 13, according to a press release on Saturday.

The unidentified winner can either choose to receive a lump sum payment of approximately $293 million or take the total winnings amount of $426 million in 30 payments over the next 29 years, the California Lottery said.

California public schools will receive approximately $40 million from ticket sales, according to the release.

“It’s always exciting when we have a winning ticket with such a big jackpot in California,” said Alva V. Johnson, director of the California State Lottery. “Raising funds for education is the Lottery’s raison d’être, and we are very proud of it.”

This is the third jackpot ticket sold in California since the new year, the statement said, although it was the first Mega Millions jackpot win since October.

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CNN’s Theresa Waldrop contributed to this report.