South Bay Hospital Workers Win Big Mega Millions Cash

15 employees had been playing for years together

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    Winning lottery ticket sold in Bay Area

    15 employees at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View are among the latest California Lottery winners.

    They have played as a group for years.

    The employees matched five of six numbers in last week's Mega Millions drawing, winning almost 159,000 each.

    You could be next.

    The Mega Millions jackpot is up to $207 million dollars.

    People have until &:45 p.m. Friday to bury their tickets. The drawing takes place at 8 p.m.

    The MEGA Millions jackpot for Friday night's draw has rolled to $207 million.

    No one matched all six numbers in the draw last Tuesday, so it rolled to the huge amount it is at now. It’s still the largest jackpot in the nation.

    To win the grand prize, players must choose the selected five numbers plus the Mega number.

    Anyone looking to purchase a ticket for tonight’s MEGA Millions jackpot needs to buy a ticket at their local retailer before 7:45 this evening.

    MEGA Millions tickets can be purchased at more than 20,000 California Lottery retail locations. Players can find authorized retailers by visiting www.calottery.com/locations.

    As jackpots rise, the California Lottery would like to remind players that gambling should be fun. Borrowing money to play, spending above a person’s budget or using money intended for other purposes can ultimately lead to significant problems for players and their families. If a player recognizes that they have a gambling problem or if someone knows of someone who may have a problem, the California Lottery recommends calling the Problem Gambling Help Line at 1-800-GAMBLER.

    More than 95 cents of every Lottery dollar is returned to the community in the form of contributions to education, prizes and retail commissions. The California Lottery contributes at least 34 cents of every dollar that players spend on Lottery products to public education and returns more than 50 percent of sales to players in the form of prizes. Since its inception in 1985, the Lottery has contributed nearly $21 billion to California schools out of total sales of more than $56 billion. Retailers benefit too, earning $3.6 billion in compensation since 1985.