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2 San Diegans Big Winners in Mega Millions

The two winners will split more than $5 million

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    Although they didn’t win the $636 million Mega Millions jackpot, two San Diego County residents are about to be much richer.

    Two tickets with five matching numbers, only missing the Mega Ball number, were sold in the county, according to California Lottery officials.

    One winning ticket was sold at Fuller Liquor and Deli in the Midway area. The other ticket was purchased at Square Bottle Liquor in Chula Vista.

    It’s the largest lottery prize won with a ticket sold at the store. In 2008, someone purchased a ticket here that earned them a $100,000 jackpot.

    Lottery officials say the winners will split more than $5 million, meaning each ticket is worth more than $2.5 million.

    A lottery spokesperson said each retailer will get a little more than $5,000 for selling the tickets. 

    “It’s a huge shock. I never expected this. So many possibilities. Anybody could’ve won,” said Steven Jarjees, son of the Chula Vista storeowner.

    Meanwhile, officials confirmed a winning ticket was sold at Jennifer’s Gift Shop in San Jose. It matched all of the winning numbers: 8, 20, 14, 17, 39 and Mega Ball 7.

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    Georgia Lottery officials also confirm that a winning ticket was sold in Atlanta.

    Earlier Tuesday night, the California Lottery tweeted congratulations to the California winners.