SAN JOSE — A top winning Mega Millions lottery ticket was sold Friday at a 7-Eleven in San Jose, the California lottery announced.
The ticket, worth $247 million, had been purchased in the convenience store at 1413 Kooser Road, near the Pioneer Shopping Center. It was one of two tickets that split the nearly $500 million jackpot, with the other sold in Florida, the lottery said.
The lucky numbers — 9-22-26-41-44, and the mega number, 19 — all matched the Mega Millions draw.
San Jose has seen a number of past winning tickets, including one in 2018 that hit Mega Millions’ $543 million jackpot at Ernie’s Liquors in East San Jose. At the time, it was the largest single-ticket prize in Mega Millions history, and legend of the life-changing luck has sent lottery enthusiasts flocking to the store in the years since.
Late last year, a lottery player won $11 million at another 7-Eleven location in the city.
The store at Kooser Road where Friday’s winning ticket was sold could not immediately be reached for comment. Whoever won the $247 million prize has roughly a year to submit a claim form to the state lottery office in Sacramento.