The greatest prize winner for the state of California to date will be announced by the California Lottery in the year of 2022. With the ticket she bought at a Chevron gas station in Woodland Hills, Kristine Wellenstein won the 426 million USD Mega Millions lottery jackpot. Only her ticket had all six digits match throughout the whole nation!
Wellenstein’s reaction and plans after claiming 426 million USD jackpot
Wellenstein claimed that she was full of many different feelings, but mostly thankfulness, when she discovered she had won.
Wellenstein doesn’t want to talk in front of the public since she views herself as a private person. She does, however, want to manage her newly acquired fortune well.
Her group is in place to support in achieving her goals of supporting local and international activities and giving back. At that point, the true effect of her life’s work began.
Wellenstein’s victory brought to an end a 27-roll jackpot run that started in October of 2021! California had total sales of $110.3 million US dollars for the whole series, which means that the state’s public schools will get an anticipated 40 million USD only from this lottery win.
According to Alva V. Johnson, Director of the California State Lottery, high prizes and great wins are loved in California. Naturally, greater jackpots usually translate into better sales, which means more funding for the public-school system, which they are pleased to support.
In addition to congratulating Ms. Wellenstein on her fantastic victory, they also celebrate students from kindergarten through university, who also stand to gain significantly from the lottery, which exists purely to help schools.
Wellenstein has decided to accept the lump amount as compensation for her victory. She purchased the winning Mega Millions ticket at the 6061 Topanga Canyon Boulevard Chevron station, which receives a maximum $1 million bonus for doing so.
Mega Millions additional data
Two times a week, at 8 PM PST on both Fridays and Tuesdays, Mega Millions drawings take place. The chance that you’ll win the jackpot is 1:302,575,350, and tickets cost $2 apiece. There are other ways to win than the jackpot, though. The odds of winning anything at any reward level is 1:24, and there’re 9 different ways to gain prizes.