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$28 Million lottery ticket sold in National City

NATIONAL CITY (KGTV) — A California Lottery player who purchased a ticket in National City has won $28 million, according to the California Lottery.

The Winning ticket was purchases at a 7-Eleven on the 1600 block of 18th Street.

“We will not know the identity of the winner until he or she claims their prize. The ticket must then be verified by the California Lottery,” lottery oficials said.

The SuperLotto Plus winner has 180 days to claim the prize, according to officials.

7-Eleven will receive an estimated $140,000 in commission for selling the winning ticket.

“In addition to supporting public education, the Lottery also provides essential revenue to the local retailers that sell tickets. Based on sales levels during late March/early April of this year, retailers across the state received over $7 million per week in commissions and bonuses from the Lottery,” lottery officials said.

A California Lottery player who purchased a ticket in National City has won $28 million, according to the California Lottery.

San Diego woman claims half-billion dollar Mega Millions ticket

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — A San Diego woman has come forward as the winner of June’s half-billion dollar Mega Millions jackpot.

Laarni Bibal took some time before claiming her $522-million win, according to CA Lottery officials, using the Lottery’s Winners Handbook for information on how to navigate the newfound riches.

“My heart started beating really fast!” Bibal said, recalling the moment she saw her ticket’s numbers match the drawing.

Bibal purchased her ticket at Sorrento Deli Mart in Sorrento Valley a day before the June 8 drawing. Her Quick Pick ticket matched the winning numbers 27-68-17-19-40 and the Mega number 2.

The day the winning ticket was revealed, the store’s owners told 10News he had, “no idea [who won] . Hopefully it’s a group who won it. Whoever it is, I’m happy for them. And I’m glad it was in our store.”

Since the big win, Bibal kept the ticket hidden before coming forward to claim her winnings, telling lottery officials it’s, “in a secret hiding place. I can’t tell you. The secret hiding place is still a secret!”

Bibal chose to take the cash option of $340 million (before federal taxes) and Sorrento Deli Mart will receive a $1 million bonus for selling the ticket.

The new multi-millionaire says she plans to pay off her debt and purchase a new home with the money.

A San Diego woman has come forward as the winner of June's half-billion dollar Mega Millions jackpot.