Someone in San Jose is now nearly a half million dollars richer. That’s because a Fantasy 5 ticket sold there matched all five numbers from last night’s draw to win the top prize of $499,040 (before federal taxes).
While we still don’t know who the winner is, we do know that the winning ticket was sold at the Union Avenue Liquor located at 3649 Union Avenue in San Jose (Santa Clara County). The lucky ticket matched the winning numbers: 11-13-38-8 and 31.
The California Lottery strongly urges all winners to sign the back of their ticket in ink, keep it in a safe place and contact Lottery officials, or visit any of the nine Lottery District Offices as soon as possible. Players have 180 days from the date of the draw to claim the Fantasy 5 top prize.
Fantasy 5 offers some of the best odds of any California Lottery game. A player wins the Fantasy 5 top prize simply by matching five numbers out of a field of 39. Winning numbers are drawn every day. Tickets are $1 and can be purchased from any of the more than 22,000 California Lottery retailers or one of the more than 4,000 Lottery Lucky Retailers.