It's been won! So when will the California $522 million Mega Millions winner collect the prize?

The $522 million Mega Millions jackpot ticket was sold in California. Watch the draw video.

Only one winner matched matched all six numbers drawn to win the Mega Millions jackpot of $522 million on June 7.

The final jackpot amount was adjusted from $530M based on actual sales. The winner could also choose the $340,065,146 lump sum cash value.

This amount is the largest jackpot won since the $1.5 billion jackpot last October, and the seventh largest in the history of the game.


The winning ticket was sold at Sorrento Deli Mart, located a short walk from the famous Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego, CA. PHOTO: Google Maps

The winning numbers for June 7 are the white balls 17, 19, 27, 40 and 68, plus the gold Mega Ball 2.

It’s been a busy time for staff at the Sorrento Deli-Mart as they place posters and talk to customers about the win. Store employee Mazen Mikhael is interviewed. VIDEO: San Diego News

The jackpot had been rolling since it was last won in Missouri on March 12, reported the Mega Millions Lottery.

Other jackpots won this year include:

  • $437 million in New York on January 1

  • $273 million in New Jersey on March 1.

In addition to the June 7 jackpot-winning ticket, there were 1,711,340 other winning tickets at all prize levels. Three tickets matched the five white balls to win the game’s $1 million second prize; they were sold in Arizona, California and Washington.


For matching four white balls plus the Mega Ball, 48 tickets won the $10,000 third prize in Friday’s drawing. Five of those are actually worth $30,000 each because they included the optional Megaplier.

In this jackpot run, there were more than 18.9 million prizes won, including the jackpot and 39 other prizes of $1 million or more.

The next drawing on Tuesday, June 11, resets to its starting value of $40 million ($26.0 million cash).


Just to confuse things, Mega Millions drew the exact $522 million amount almost a year ago, drawn on Tuesday July 24, 2018.

But that jackpot was later revised based on final sales to $543 million, or $320.5 million in cash.


The 2018 winning ticket was sold at a Ernie’s Liquors in San Jose, California.

Ernie’s Liquors got up to $1 million for selling the winning Mega Millions ticket.


Mega Millions drawings are held Tuesday and Friday at 11:00 pm ET. Five white balls are drawn from a set of balls numbered 1 through 70; one gold Mega Ball is drawn from a set of balls numbered 1 through 25. You win if the numbers on one row of your ticket match the numbers of the balls drawn on that date. There are nine ways to win a prize, from $2 to the jackpot. If no one wins the jackpot, the money is added to the jackpot for the next drawing.