$61M California Lottery Winner Says Jackpot Hasn’t Sunk In
Estela Mora, Cashier at the 7-Eleven Store on Moulton Parkway in Laguna Hills, Points to a “Millionaire Made Here Sign.” This Orange County Store Sold the Winning $61 Million Mega Millions Ticket from the draw on April 28, 2017. A Southern California man who hit a $61 million lottery jackpot says it hasn’t really sunk in that he’s finally won.
The California Lottery announced Monday that David Trapp, a longtime player, won the April 28 draw of the Mega Millions game. He correctly picked all five numbers plus the Mega number.
The Orange County Register reports Trapp, per tradition, used the birthdays of family members as his numbers. Trapp said in a statement that he has a hard time seeing himself as a millionaire but he’s ready for the change.
He can receive $61 million spread out in annual payments over 30 years or get $37.2 million right away. The Laguna Hills 7-Eleven that sold the ticket will receive a $305,000 bonus.