By Miriam Raftery
Photo: Julian Market & Deli, decked out for Fourth of July
December 23, 2017 (Julian) – The holidays just got a lot merrier for one lucky Julian resident or visitor.
A lottery ticket sold at the Julian Market & Deli, 2202 Main Street in the mountain town of Julian has five winning numbers in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery and is worth $1,298,334, the state lottery announced yesterday.
The five winning numbers drawn Friday were 1, 20, 30, 33, and 42. The Mega number, 16, was not on the Julian ticket.
The odds of matching five numbers is 1 in 258,890,850. Since no ticket had all six numbers, the jackpot grows to $277 million for next Tuesday’s drawing.
This is not the first time Julian had a major lottery winner. Back in 2014, Pat Clark won $5 million with a scratch-off lottery ticket purchased at Rancho Petroleum in Julian, Times of San Diego reported.