Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Calimesa man claims $180M Mega Millions jackpot

Rick Knudsen says he only plays the lottery “when I feel lucky,” about four or five times a year.

The 53-year-old Calimesa man said he was feeling especially lucky on Aug. 21, so he bought a $5 Quick Pick at a 7-Eleven store near his home in the largely rural community of about 8,000 people just across the San Bernardino County line in Riverside County.

The first set of numbers on that ticket – 5, 31, 34, 41, 7 and the mega number 74 – turned out to be the luckiest of his life. The next day it won the $180 million Mega Millions Jackpot

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