Lottery ticket worth $617,000 sold in Hayward

A MEGA Millions lottery ticket sold at a Hayward gas station is worth $617,688, but no one has come forward to claim it since Tuesday night’s drawing, lottery officials said.

It was sold at the Rotten Robbie service station at 124714 Hesperian Blvd. in Hayward. The ticket successfully matched five of the six numbers: 5, 33, 13, 23 and 20, missing only the Mega number of 30, lottery officials said.

Since no one hit Tuesday night’s jackpot, Friday night’s MEGA Millions jackpot will be $65 million, which comes out to be an estimated $48.6 million in cash.

Hayward is a lucky place this summer. In June, Leona Starman, in her 80s, won the $2 million top prize on the California Lottery’s Set For Life Scratchers game. Starman bought her ticket at Quik Stop at 505 A St. in Hayward when she stopped there to buy milk. The store earned a bonus check of $10,000 for selling the winning ticket.

California Lottery officials say winners need to sign the back of their ticket, keep tickets in a safe place and contact Lottery officials or visit their local Lottery District Office as soon as possible. Winners have 180 days from the date of the draw to claim prizes.


Story By Kristin J. Bender, Oakland Tribune