The store in Sorrento Valley where the winning ticket was sold. Image from Google street view

California Lottery officials on Saturday were seeking a likely San Diego resident who won the $530 million jackpot in Friday’s multi-state Mega Millions drawing.

The winning ticket was sold at the Sorrento Deli-Mart at 10920 Roselle Street near the COASTER station in Sorrento Valley. The numbers drawn were 17, 19, 27, 40, 68 and the Mega number was 2.

The odds of matching all five numbers and the Mega number is 1 in 302,575,350, according to the lottery.

The ticket’s owner must decide whether to receive the jackpot in 30 installments or at its $345.2 million immediate cash value. But as of Saturday night, no one had come forward.

A ticket with five numbers, but missing the Mega number, was sold at a gasoline station in Seal Beach in Orange County and is worth $1,143,154, the California Lottery announced.

There were two other tickets sold with five numbers, but missing the Mega number, one in Arizona, the other in Washington state. They are each worth $1 million, the Multi-State Lottery Association, which conducts the game, announced.

The drawing was the 25th since the last time a ticket with all six numbers was sold, which was on New Year’s Day.

The Mega Millions game is played in 44 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. Virgin Islands.

The jackpot for Tuesday’s drawing will be $40 million.

— City News Service

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