A man is now a whole lot richer thanks to the biggest SuperLotto Plus jackpot in more than a decade.
The sole winner, identified by California Lottery officials as M. Shadoian, bought the ticket from Spring Valley Market in Victorville on Aug. 5.
The $82 million Shadoian won ended a jackpot roll that lasted nearly nine months. He declined to offer any public statements and wishes to remain private, the California Lottery said in a release.
Spring Valley Market received a $410,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.
SuperLotto Plus drawings happen twice a week on Wednesday and Saturday evenings. Tickets cost $1 each and approximately 40 cents of each ticket sold goes towards public schools in California.
According to lottery officials, the odds of winning the SuperLotto Plus jackpot are 1 in 41,416,353.
For comparison, those odds are about seven times better than the Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots, according to California Lottery officials.
The highest-ever SuperLotto Plus jackpot was $193 million in 2002.