$28M lottery ticket sold in National City

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NATIONAL CITY, Calif. — A lottery player who purchased a ticket in National City has won $28 million, California Lottery announced Monday.

The SuperLotto Plus ticket was bought at a 7-Eleven in the 1600 block of East 18th Street. The ticket matched all six winning numbers from Saturday night’s draw: 03-09-23-27-35, Mega number 16.

The winner had not yet claimed their prize.

“I’m happy for the person,” customer Brian McGary told FOX 5. “It’ll change their lives.”

The store’s franchisee, Paul Morrow, will earn $140,000 from selling the winning ticket. He says he still isn’t sure what he’ll do with his bonus.

“Selling Lottery products absolutely helps business, no doubt about it,” he told California Lottery.

A California Lottery spokesperson said during the first month of the state’s stay-at-home order, ticket sales dropped an estimated 25 to 30%. But in the past several weeks, sales have significantly climbed.

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