Local Mega Millions Winner Claims $326K Prize

James Clark, 58, Bought Winning M Ticket At Santa Ysabel Gas Station

A 58-year-old retiree who just missed a massive Mega Millions jackpot with a ticket he bought at a Santa Ysabel gas station claimed his $326,163 prize on Monday, state lottery officials said.

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James Clark, whose residence was only given as San Diego County, bought a ticket that matched all but the Mega number in Friday night's Mega Millions drawing. The winning numbers were 43, 51, 53, 29 and 28, with a Mega number of 7.

No one has won the main jackpot recently, so it will grow to $241 million for Tuesday's drawing, according to the lottery.

The pool for those who got all but the Mega number was nearly $1 million, and two others played the same numbers as Clark.

Lottery officials reported that Clark, who purchased the ticket at Ramco Petroleum at 30351 Highway 78, told them he was still in shock and wasn't sure yet what to do with his windfall.

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