Chula Vista man wins $1.5M Mega Millions prize

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CHULA VISTA, Calif. — A man who bought a Mega Millions ticket in Chula Vista won $1.5 million, state lottery officials said Wednesday.

Alexander Olimpo purchased the quick-pick ticket for the July 21 multi- state drawing at the CVS Pharmacy at 380 E. H St., according to the lottery.

He matched the winning numbers of 18, 31, 36, 50 and 74, but missed the Mega number 10 — by one digit.

Had his ticket matched the Mega number, he would have won a $248 million jackpot.

When asked what he would like to do with his winnings, Olimpo told lottery officials, “My wife has a lot of plans.”

The jackpot continued to grow until last Friday, when someone bought a winner in Illinois worth $393 million.